Churches are moving to online platforms only as the federal government bans non-essential gatherings from midday.
Among the churches impacted in Gunnedah are the Anglican Church, Baptist Church, Uniting Church, The Chapel Gunnedah (previously North West Church Gunnedah), St Joseph's Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church, Seventh Day Adventists, TurningPoint Christian Outreach Centre and the Salvation Army.
Before Monday, the churches were restricted to the indoor limit of one person for every four square metres and many services still went ahead on Sunday.
Weekly ministry activities including youth groups, Bible studies, craft mornings and visits to aged care facilities have been put on hold.
At this stage, there will be no Easter services in April.
New Baptist church minister Robert Griffiths is still planning on delivering Easter messages, and weekly messages, via YouTube.
The church has also set up a private Facebook group to help people keep in touch.
Small weddings and funerals that comply with the 4m2 rule can still go ahead.
Online links for church services
- Gunnedah Baptist Church:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxLZGI4A1HyqujCfOWaqiVw/featured?view_as=subscriber
- The Chapel Gunnedah:https://www.thechapelcollective.com.au/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBd8NuKDxoXsEJxNfpV1Bxw
- Gunnedah Anglican Church:http://www.gunnedahanglican.org.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/GunnyAnglican/