Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a caring church we are aware of the concerns of our congregation, community, country and world at large regarding the current coronavirus outbreak. We wish to support those in need of reassurance and our prayers (see our Prayer Page). Please use the telephone number or email at the foot of the page if you need to contact us.

Please note as per Methodist Church recommendation all worship services and group meetings in Temple are suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance during the coronavirus outbreak. You can catch up on services on our Previous Services & Sermons page. You can also join in worship from home via a number of other websites including Wesley's Chapel and Westminster Central Hall or use the Methodist Church resources found on our Home Worship page. Worship material from Temple can be found on the This Week's Service and Prayer pages. You can also keep in touch with our friends at Paul St URC and St John's.

Below are some links which give information regarding guidance to churches from the Methodist Church, information from the UK government, and NHS/Public Health England.

The Methodist Church regularly issues guidance and resources such as attending church, welcoming people, worship & communion, and pastoral concerns.

The Methodist Church Coronavirus Guidance and Resources

The UK government provides up to date information on how to stay safe, testing, employment, schools, housing, travel, care and support.

UK government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage (main webpage)

Test and trace what to do if you think you have symptoms

What you can and can't do

COVID-19 recovery strategy

Get Coronavirus Support as a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Person

NHS advice on reducing the risk of contracting coronavirus

NHS advice and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Useful websites

NHS 111

Citizens Advice

Taunton Foodbank

Age UK

MIND Mental Health Charity

Somerset West & Taunton Council Advice & Information

Somerset County Council Advice & Information