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How Four Churches Reopened Their Buildings After Lockdown (or Didn't)

Hear from four church leaders about what they did on the first Sunday after lockdown was lifted for church buildings, or what they did instead.

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It's great that church buildings (in England) have been able to open again after lockdown from 4 July. However, this looks different for different churches as church leaders explore what is right for their own context.

FIEC's National Director John Stevens spoke to four FIEC pastors to hear how they reopened their buildings over the weekend, or what they did instead:

  • 00:45: Steve Kneale (Oldham Bethel Church)
  • 03:22: Adrian Reynolds (Christchurch Harborough)
  • 06:01: Mark Lawrence (Christ Church Dunstable)
  • 10:05: Richard Lacey (Woodgreen Evangelical Church)
  • 13:26: Q&A.
    • Does the new guidance rule out Bible studies and prayer meetings in the church building?
    • Are churches being treated differently to pubs?
    • Does the 30 limit for a wedding include the minister and others?
    • Why can we sing in a crematorium but not in a church?
    • Are we permitted to sing if two households are meeting at home for an online service?
    • Are we able to do anymore than pray, read, or preach in church?
    • How does it work as you shift from online specific services to hybrid services with a congregation?

This was taken from the Leadership in Lockdown webinar series.

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