Public worship continues during this government national lockdown.
Church worship in my churches, St Pauls, St Lukes and St Mary's in Wallasey, continues each week. If people are able to make it out, you are welcome.
Wherever they are are we are praying for them. A church minister's letter, signed by 1,161 English ministers and priests, was sent to the British government saying:
Churches have gone to great lengths to ensure that worship need not be suspended again and put in place thorough COVID-secure measures. As a result, attending church now presents a very low risk indeed of transmitting the virus, far lower than many of the activities which are to remain open during this next lockdown"
Whether or not the government lockdown policies are wrong-headed, churches need not and should not close.
Note the guidance from the government issued before the 2021 lockdown but still in force:
"You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain strict social distancing at all times."