Pastoral Letter, Statement from URC General Assembly Moderators and Latest Advice from Synod Moderators on Places of worship and community halls during November lockdown in England

Using places of worship and community halls during the November lockdown in England

As the governments of Wales, Scotland and England continue to navigate slightly different paths in dealing with the coronavirus, the Synod Moderators commend to all our churches the challenge of the Welsh First Minister, who is encouraging people to think more about doing the right thing to keep ourselves and others safe from Covid-19, rather than forensically examining the latest guidance wondering how far a rule can be pushed or where we might find a loophole to exploit.

While we fully understand how different people will react differently to the measures in place, and while we deeply value meeting together for worship, fellowship and other purposes, we want to ask people to consider what is the best path to follow, not necessarily the one that we can “get away with.”  

Please continue to love one another as you love yourself as we work through this pandemic.

The Synod Moderators

 

The URC General Assembly Moderators have made a statement on the new four-week lockdown.  To read, please visit: 

https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3640-urc-general-secretary-comments-on-ne...

 

Please find attached below a Pastoral Letter from Synod Moderator, Revd Geoffrey Clarke and Latest Advice from Synod Moderators on Places of worship and community halls during November lockdown in England