It was a Consecration Service like no other – rows of empty pews, no congregational singing, and liberal use of hand sanitiser before the individual laying on of hands – but at 5.30pm on Thursday the waiting was over for the Rt Rev George Davison – and Connor Diocese finally had a new Bishop!
As children go back to school in September, they will stay in year group bubbles in order to minimize the spread of infection.
St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, will reopen its doors to visitors on Friday August 14, and the Dean and his team are hoping lots of people on ‘staycation’ will take the opportunity to discover more about this historic place of worship.
“When you come back to church things will look a bit different and be a bit different for now anyway,” Archbishop John McDowell explains in a new video for parishes preparing to return to in-church worship.
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