Lincoln Cathedral on hope for mass worship

Lincoln Cathedral on hope for mass worship

Lincoln Cathedral on hope for mass worship

A senior member of the clergy in Lincolnshire says he hopes that churches will be able to open for mass worship soon, after Lincoln Cathedral reopened for private prayer on Monday.

Many other places of worship also reopened for private prayer.

The Reverend Canon John Patrick added that he was “pleased to see a lot” of people come for private prayer at Lincoln Cathedral on its reopening yesterday.

He said:

“We hope a little bit further down the road we’ll be able to offer public worship.

“I’m sure yet again there’ll be ways and protocols to put in place to make sure there’s social distancing.

“But hopefully we’ll able to do that fairly soon.”

While communal acts of public worship are still not permitted, people are able to visit places of worship for individual private prayer and reflection.

At Lincoln Cathedral, Duty Chaplains are still on hand to assist those requiring specific council.

Morning and evening prayers will continue to be said daily by clergy.

The Church have said that the team will continue to assess and respond to government and Church of England advice, and that they will keep our website and social media channels updated with any changes.

They added:

“Our priority remains to remember the vulnerable and the isolated at this time and we continue to seek new ways of offering ministry and demonstrating the love of God.”

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