This page provides information and policies that Walkden Methodist Church has adopted to manage the Covid-19 risk when re-opening the church building.

Update effective from the 4th January 2021 until further notice.

Following the recent announcement of the national lockdown it is with great regret that Walkden Methodist Church has closed for public worship and for all external user groups (unless they fall under one of the exemptions) until further notice.

This decision was not taken lightly by the Trustees of the Church and has been done to act responsibly to everyone in our community in response to the current rising numbers of Covid cases in the area. This is under constant review and any changes will be posted here.


Unfortunately the church is currently closed for public worship until further notice. In the meantime you wish to discuss or require anything please contact us via our contacts page

Alternative worship remains online via our worship page.


Walkden Methodist Church will continue to be committed to ensuring our building remains Covid Secure for our users when the building re-opens.

The church has developed risk assessments and policies which all groups using the building are required to comply with.

The primary aim for everything we are doing through this coronovirus pandemic is to as practically as possible protect everyone who uses our building.

This is part of being both responsible as a church in our community and the rest of humankind.

We hope this provides some transparency to our users and the community outside to help understand what we are doing to ensure safety.

Keep an regular eye on this page as updates will be uploaded here as and when required.

Walkden Methodist Church Covid Policy & Guidelines.

The below documents set out the re-opening strategy for Walkden Methodist Church and associated risk assessment and rules for the church. A copy of our policy, risk assessment and other associated information can be downloaded below:

Local Restrictions.

In addition to the current restrictions set by the national government, Walkden Methodist Church has also local restrictions imposed by the Local Council.

Please keep an eye on this page as it will be updated with important information as the situation continues to develop.

In the meantime if you have any concerns or wish to discuss please contact us via our contacts page