Churchgoers in Morecambe ask for MP’s help in getting Covid-19 worship restrictions lifted

Jun 24, 2020 by

By Gayle Rouncivell, Lancaster Guardian: (Hat Tip: Rev Julian Mann)

Although churches have been allowed to reopen for private prayer, any measures to meet as a congregation are unlikely to be possible until at least July 4.

This is because meeting as a group inside a building of any sort is not currently deemed safe by the scientific advice at this stage of the pandemic.

However, Mr Morris has been sent a letter asking for his help in changing these plans.

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The letter, put together by churchgoers at Church by the Bay in Morecambe, asks the MP to urge the government to lift the restrictions on local churches meeting together.

“For us the opening of church buildings for private prayer does not mean very much: we can pray privately at home,” said the letter, which was sent to Mr Morris by Rev Julian Mann.

“What matters to us is physically meeting together as the Lord Jesus Christ’s people, whether in a recognised church building or some other venue such as a school.

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