England lockdown: Church leaders welcome continued public worship but urge caution

Jan 6, 2021 by

by Tola Mbakwe, Premier:

Church leaders have welcomed permission for communal worship under England’s new lockdown, but some have urged people to take “tremendous care” and advised those shielding to stay at home.

According to Government guidance issued on Monday night, places of worship can remain open for individual prayer and communal worship.

But rules say people should only meet their household or support bubble and not mingle with others outside these groups.

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are permitted only in exceptional circumstances, such as where one partner is seriously ill, and with strict limits on attendance – up to six people.

A maximum of 30 people can attend a funeral while wakes and other ceremonial events can continue in a group of up to six.

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