Many of you will have heard Boris Johnson's statement at lunchtime yesterday (23rd June). Some will be delighted at the prospect of church reopening while others will be more hesitant. For want of sounding like a worn out record can I repeat the process that has to be followed. There are steps which need to be undertaken before any doors can be re-opened:
I will continue to try to keep you informed of changes as soon as they come to me but want to stress at this stage it is important we are being advised something is possible not told it should happen. This decision needs consultation.
I hope something will be forthcoming soon but past experience suggest the Government may not get around to publishing advice until later in the week and as Conference is about to happen the Church response may be slower than normal.