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Sunday 5 July saw a trickle of churches reopen for worship services in England whilst the rest of the UK’s Christians remained unable to gather in person.

Ruth Woodcraft

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In England, different church families came to different conclusions about what the guidance* – not law – allowed. Some decided, after speaking with church members, to select an Autumn start date. Older members of the church family, those who had been formally shielding, and others who have been identified as being more at risk, decided to stay home even if their church has opened. Many families used to having crèche or Sunday School available may not have attended as managing children who had been heavily cooped up for three months, might have proved one challenge too many.