Play Park Update 24th July 2020

The Play Park will reopen today. Please refer to the Rules of Use and the Risk Assessment.

No vulnerable or extremely vulnerable person should attend the play park during the pandemic without liaising with the Parish Council; government guidelines and their personal medical advice is to be followed.  The Parish Council will arrange a specific time slot for the equipment to be cleaned and to be for the sole use of the identified vulnerable person. Please call 077759 17685 to arrange.

Play Park Update 19th July 2020

The Parish Council are aware that Government restrictions have been eased with regard to the opening of public play parks. We are currently seeking advice regarding the best way to satisfy our Health & Safety and insurance obligations and will open the play park as soon as we are able. Until then, we ask for your patience for a little longer whilst we are working on a solution.

Message from St Mary’s Church

In accordance with the Government instructions issued on 12th June, this church will be open for private prayers on Sundays from 14.00 to 16.00.  At other times, when the church is locked, please contact me for the key.  There will be no regular services held in St Mary’s until further notice. 

Please use the hand sanitiser before entering and on leaving the church.  Please be aware that the church is not cleaned every day and take appropriate personal precautions.

John Pugh
Churchwarden
01823-442025                                                                   13th June, 2020


The Parish Council together with the Neighbourhood Watch and St Mary’s Church are coordinating a community response to the Coronavirus outbreak for those in the Parish of Stoke St Mary.

This is not medical help or intended to replace home deliveries for food shopping, prescriptions etc but to help those in the community who do not have family, friends or neighbours to help them.

If you have no one to help you, know of someone in this position or simply want to tell people you are self-isolating, we will try to help.

The contact numbers for our co-ordinators are:

Vic Freir (Parish Council):              vic@freir.info or 442443

John Pugh (St Mary’s Church):     arthurjohnpugh@gmail.com or 442025

Jon Tarr (Neighbourhood Watch)   jon.tarr51@gmail.com or 443999

NHS Advice

Neighbourhood Watch Advice

Letter from the Bishops

Letter from the Archbishops