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Public back re-opening of churches – poll

St Aidan's Bamburgh(Photo: National Churches Trust)A new poll has revealed public support for churches opening sooner than the Government's timeline of July 4. Half of UK adults (49%) agreed that churches and chapels should be allowed to open their doors to the public sooner than July if they can ensure adequate social distancing, compared to only... Read more

Pastor Rick Warren on Re-Opening: ‘Saddleback Is Going to Be Patient’ | RELEVANT Magazine

While many states are lifting pandemic social distancing guidelines, healthcare professionals remain uncertain about the wisdom of resuming large gatherings. The U.S. continues to weather the most severe COVID-19 outbreak in the world, crossing the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths on Wednesday, and 70 percent of pastors have told the Barna Group that they... Read more

CDC Document Outlines Guidance for Reopening of Churches

The Story: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled new Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith that outlines precautions churches may need to take when states lift their coronavirus restrictions. The Background: The CDCs documentwhich is not legally binding and has not been officially released yetnotes that the guidance is not intended... Read more

Church closes again after reopening as coronavirus spreads among congregants

Facebook/Catoosa Baptist TabernacleA church in Georgia which reopened after shuttering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has shut again after several families reported to have become infected with the virus.Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle, an independent Baptist congregation in Ringgold, Georgia, opened its doors to in-person services on April 26, just two days after the governor started reopening... Read more

How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About Reopening

About two weeks ago, a small-town pastor in Montana noticed that the governor of Idaho had issued guidelines for reopening the state. Well, thats right next door, Craig Wilson thought. He pulled together a dozen questions for his elder board: How should we configure the seating in the sanctuary? Should we keep the front doors... Read more

Churches need specific guidance before re-opening

(Photo: Pexels/Brett Sayles)Christian charity CARE is calling on the Government to issue "specific" guidance to churches before they re-open as lockdown measures ease.The advocacy group said that the guidance issued to places of worship must engage fully with the diversity of church life across the UK. CARE's chief executive Nola Leach has written to the Prime... Read more