Church of England services cancelled amid epidemic

Church services are to be put on hold as the country fights the coronavirus epidemic.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face.
In a joint letter , Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu said it was now necessary to put public services on hold until further notice.
It comes after the Government announced unprecedented peacetime measures to try to control the spread of the virus, with restrictions on public gatherings, transport and working.
The archbishops want churches to remain open where possible to act as places for the community, although social distancing measures should be followed.
They also called on the clergy to maintain prayer patterns, the Eucharist and to live stream worship if they have the resources.
A Church of England spokesman also clarified that weddings and funerals could still go ahead.

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