Church leaders plead directly to Ministers to reopen places of worship for Christmas services

Church leaders plead directly to Ministers to reopen ‘Covid-secure’ places of worship for Christmas services

Michael Gove and Robert Jenrick have been handed Faith Task Force dossierIt details efforts made to render places of worship safe – and comes as Tory MPs are poised to step up pressure for churches to reopen where safety allowsAdvent Sunday is  just a week away; religious leaders want go-ahead for carol services, Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Communion on Christmas Day

Ministers are facing a direct appeal from church leaders to reopen places of worship for Christmas services amid claims they are ‘Covid-secure’.

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, have been handed a Faith Task Force dossier detailing the efforts made to render places of worship safe.

It comes as Tory MPs are poised to step up pressure for churches to reopen where safety allows.

The church leaders’ report comes with Advent Sunday just a week away and amid fears time is running out to get the go-ahead for the most popular services of the year, including carol services, Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Communion on Christmas Day. 

Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary

Ministers are facing a direct appeal from church leaders to reopen places of worship for Christmas services amid claims they are ‘Covid-secure’. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, have been handed a Faith Task Force dossier detailing the efforts made to render places of worship safe

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