Cathedral suspends public worship in light of rising Covid rates - The Evesham Observer

Cathedral suspends public worship in light of rising Covid rates

Rob George 16th Jan, 2021   0

WORCESTER Cathedral has taken the decision to suspend public worship in light of rising Covid-19 infection rates

Given the rapidly rising Covid-19 infection rate in Worcester, and following discussion with the Bishop and the City Council, the Worcester Cathedral Chapter has reluctantly taken the decision to suspend public worship with immediate effect.

The Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson, said: “The decision to suspend public worship at the Cathedral was a difficult one. Worcester Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship and prayer for fourteen centuries, and we understand the support and comfort that our services bring to our community. However, the safety of our congregation, staff and volunteers is of paramount importance. We need to keep everyone safe, support the national effort to stop the spread, and protect the NHS.”

The following services will to be livestreamed to the Cathedral Facebook page:




Mondays to Saturdays

8am: Holy Communion


Sundays

10.30am: Sung Eucharist

4pm: Evensong

(except for Sunday 14 February, when there will be no service)

Festival services

Tuesday 19 January: 5.30pm

Sung Eucharist for the Feast of St Wulfstan

Tuesday 2 February: 5.30pm

Sung Eucharist for the Feast of Candlemas

Wednesday 17 February: 5.30pm

Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday

Other opportunities for prayer, reflection and online support

The Cathedral will be open for 11am-1pm Monday to Saturday for individual prayer and reflection.

The Worcester Cathedral clergy are also hosting Saturday Morning Cathedral Online on Saturdays during lockdown – a chance to connect with the Cathedral community over Zoom.

Each week we will include a short talk on an aspect of Cathedral life, a time to connect over coffee and conversation, and conclude with prayer. To join these Zoom sessions, please register your interest on our website at https://www.worcestercathedral.co.uk/worship/faith-spirituality/online-community-sessions.

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