Church of England Diocese of Hereford How Caple

Coronavirus Hassles

25 Jul 2020, 5:15 p.m.

Ladies and gentlemen,

After the dreadful forced closure of England's churches we are relieved to be allowed, once more, to gather and worship. How extraordinary that such a calamity ever happened in a free country. We are still under authority's purple boot to a small extent. Authority says we must not hand out prayerbooks. Solution: bring your own. Authority says we may not offer drinks to congregants after a service. Solution: we will do so just outside the church precincts, as private subjects. Our organist, Lois, will be playing hymn tunes. Authority says you must not sing. Who can say what force comes upon us, Toronto-blessing style, when we hear sacred music? Authority normally approves of such zeal, does it not? Our church is for its parishioners. Please come and find us.