Civic Service – Event Postponed.
 
After much discussion between Arbory Church and the Commissioners it has been agreed to postpone Arbory Parish Commissioners’ Civic Service, due to take place this Sunday 15th March.
 
Arbory Church had communication from the Bishop telling them to cancel any catering. Without catering the event loses its social part which is as important as the service itself.
 
While Isle of Man Government advice regarding the Corona Virus would appear to allow for such a gathering to take place, there was also concern regarding having a large number of people in close proximity. The concerns from the Church members have been carefully considered when making the decision to postpone.
 
Although no cases of Covid 19 have been identified on the Isle of Man and this may seem a strong reaction, Arbory Church and Arbory Commissioners are not prepared to take risks when vulnerable people are involved i.e. the elderly. They have a duty of care for congregations and parishioners at this key stage of the virus’ development.
 
 
For further information please contact Jane Glover by phoning 492010 or emailing j.glover@arbory.gov.im