Parishes asked to close church buildings immediately

Friday March 20th 2020


In a message to clergy and parishes in Connor Diocese issued on March 20, Bishop-designate George Davison has requested all church buildings be closed.

Bishop-designate George writes:

“These are challenging times for us all and we need to reassess what we do in our parishes each time the Government scientific and medical advice changes the parameters of our activity.  

“Following this evening’s Government update, which has increased the restrictions on social distancing in relation to the current Covid-19 situation, I would now advise all parishes in Connor diocese not to open church buildings for any public use (including private prayer).

“Please do continue to offer prayer resources to your communities through technological and online means. 

“Know that you are continually in my prayers at this time, particularly as we approach our first Sunday without being able to physically gather together in our church buildings for worship. 

“Please do take care of one another.

“Yours in Christ’s service,”

George Davison

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