Covid-19 restrictions

A national lockdown is now in place to control the spread of Covid-19 as rates rapidly increase across London and the country.

Everyone must now stay at home, and only leave home for specific reasons. Full details of what you can and cannot do are available on the government’s website.

Remember, advice around Covid-19 can change quickly, so keep up to date with the latest information.

 

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At home religion, faith and worship resources

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Many local places of worship are now safely open. Some continue to offer virtual services, reflections and guidance. Please check your local faith organisation's website or social media page for further details on safely attending in person, virtual services and support available.

Supporting the safe reopening of faith buildings

Places of worship play an important role in providing spiritual leadership for many people, and in bringing communities and generations together. However, their communal nature also makes them places that are particularly vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19.

In June, the government enabled places of worship to start to safely reopen for individual prayer.

Currently, places of worship can open provided they do so in a manner that is COVID-19 secure and in line with social distancing guidelines.

Please read the government's guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic for more information.


Weekly worship services now on air

BBC local radio is helping to support faith communities unable to visit places of worship due to the current coronavirus outbreak.

  • Muslim reflections are now on air every Friday at 5.50am.
  • Christian service is being broadcast every Sunday at 8am.

We will keep you updated as we become aware of other similar initiatives to help support our faith communities at this time.

Christian virtual services

Christian virtual services
 ChurchService details 
 St Peter's Bethnal Green
  • Sunday services - 10.30am
  • Posts 5 minute devotional videos every evening
 St Paul’s Shadwell 
  • Sunday services -10.30am and 6pm
 St Helen's Bishopsgate
  • Tuesday lunch times
  • Sundays - 10.30am, 4pm and 6pm
Parish of Poplar
  • Monday to Friday at 9pm
  • Wednesday to Friday at 12pm
  • Sunday at 10:30am

Buddhism

The London Buddhist Centre have moved these sessions online:

  • Dharma
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga 
  • Ask a buddhist

Allowing everyone to get involved, wherever they are.