Letter from Church Ministers and Christian Leaders to UK Prime & First Ministers

Sep 22, 2020 by

[Via email]:

This letter is to call on the government to refrain from socially damaging restrictions in the attempt to restrain the Coronavirus, and particularly to call on them not to close churches again. The aim is to both to influence government decisions and also to have an evangelistic effect, showing the concern we have for people and the hope and confidence and life-giving relationships in the church….

Dear Prime, First and Deputy First Ministers,

As church leaders from across the four nations of the UK, we have been deeply concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic across society. We have carefully followed government guidance to restrict its spread. But increasingly our concern relates to the damaging effects of anti-Covid restrictions on many of the most important aspects of life…

The public worship of the Christian church is particularly essential for our nation’s wellbeing. As we live in the shadow of a virus we are unable to control, people urgently need the opportunity to hear and experience the good news and hope of Jesus Christ, who holds our lives in his hands. The supportive relationships that churches nurture between people are vital, and simply cannot be dispensed with again without significant harm. And most of all, we know that regular gathering to worship God is essential for human life to be lived to the full.

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