With heavy hearts the Vicar, churchwardens and PCC have decided that we must again suspend public worship in St Alban's Church. We currently expect that there will be no further public services (except for funerals) until March, although the Standing Committee of the PCC will review the situation week by week.
Our decision to close the Church for public worship is due to the increased transmissibility of the new variant of the SARS CoV-2 virus, the cause of Covid-19. This variant has spread rapidly throught the country from the Southeast and is now the predominant variant in Birmingham.
The increased transmissibility of this strain of the virus means that we are no longer confident that the measures we have taken to allow socially distanced public worship are sufficient to prevent transmission of Covid-19 between those attending a service in person.
From Sunday 17th January 2021 only Fr Gerry and his household will be present in the church for Mass. We will continue to make the serive available live on Zoom and to make a recording available on Youtube so that as many as possible of our congregation and friends can take part or follow our service remotely.
16 January 2021