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[The Guardian] Keeping the faith: religion in the UK amid coronavirus
by The Guardian « on: July 05, 2020, 01:15:27 AM »




Keeping the faith: religion in the UK amid coronavirus

As places of worship prepare to reopen after more than three months of lockdown, we chart the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on faith communities in the UK

It started with a tap on the microphone. Then a voice echoed around the west London housing estate: “We are passing through the valley of the shadow of death, but we are not alone.” It was Sunday 19 April, when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its most intense in London and the earth was shifting beneath our feet.

The Rev Pat Allerton, a Church of England vicar, pressed a button on his phone to play Judy Collins’ powerful rendition of Amazing Grace, and something extraordinary happened.

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