I am sure that you will have heard by now about the Prime Minister’s recent statement, which included talk about reopening Places of Worship from 4th July.
The Bishop of London the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally has issued a statement in which she says:
“We will not be returning to normality overnight – this is the next step on a journey… It is important to say that the change in Government guidance is permissive, not prescriptive.
“Not all church buildings will be ready to hold regular services from July 4th, but we are providing whatever support we can to enable them.
“There will still be restrictions and we must all still do everything we can to limit the spread of the virus to protect each other, especially the most vulnerable.”
At All Saints’ Church, we are really looking forward to worshiping all together again as The Body of Christ in the Isleworth community as soon as we can. We are looking at how we can re-open our building and safely welcome you into church, but this will not be possible for a little while yet. We are in the process of drawing up a risk assessment which will need to be approved by the Churchwardens and the PCC.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Rt Hon Justin Welby reminds us in his message:
“We are gathered in the embrace of God who holds our griefs, fears and hopes, and who walks with us into this new and uncertain future, lighting our path along the way.
“As we meet again, pray that we do so in the knowledge that God is calling us anew to be communities that truly care for one another, support those in need, work for justice and the common good, and boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus.”
May the Lord bless you and protect you in the days and weeks to come.