Derby Cathedral is the second cathedral to announce it is to suspend public worship inside its building for the next few weeks in light of rising covid infections in the local community.
News. Derby Cathedral suspends public worship
The building will remain open for a few hours during the week for private prayer and reflection, and all worship will be streamed through the cathedral’s social media channels and available for people to join in from their homes.
The announcement by the Dean of Derby, the Very Revd Peter Robinson comes as Blackburn Cathedral announced it was suspending all public worship on the advice of its local health leaders to help stem the spread of the coronavirus and keep people safe.
The Dean of Derby, Peter Robinson explained that the public health situation in Derby was very serious and after consulting with the local Public Health authorities, the Cathedral decided that this was the right response is to limit the physical gathering of people as much as possible.
“While I regret the need to take this decision, it is, I believe the right one in the current circumstances.
“To serve the common good, keep people safe and protect our front line workers, we need to make this temporary and timely sacrifice, so that before too long we can all gather for worship again.
“The whole cathedral community will be keeping the nation’s decision makers, all front line workers, all those who are struggling with the infection and those who have lost loved ones to the pandemic in their prayers,’ he added.
The situation will be kept under review. Can their website for updates.