Church of England Diocese of Blackburn All Saints, Chorley


5 Jan 2021, 8 p.m.

As everybody now knows England has now entered a state of lockdown. We all knew it was coming, and many of us feared that it would be identical to the 'Great Lockdown' of AD2020. Thank God it is not! For whatever reasons, the Churches have been spared that fate! We are being allowed to continue to offer public worship as hitherto. Also we are allowed to conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals, albeit with only limited numbers in attendance. Indeed, GOING TO CHURCH IS NOW RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE VERY FEW LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR STEPPING FOOT BEYOND THE FRONT DOOR! Who would have believed it?! 

I look forward, therefore, to seeing many of you in Church in the coming weeks as we pray for a swift end to the pandemic and all of its associated suffering.

Father Edmund.