Roadmap out of Lockdown

Home » News Articles » Roadmap out of Lockdown

We are delighted that there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel with the announcement of the Governments 'Roadmap' out of the Covid-19 restrictions.

When the first lockdown was introduced last year, we were — as we are now — in the midst of Lent, a time of preparation and self-reflection for Christians as we look forward with hope to Easter and its promise of new life in Jesus Christ.

This has been an incredibly testing time for the whole world — most of all the loved ones of those who have died. The financial cost of the pandemic has been enormous, and we will never truly know the cost of separation and loneliness on individuals and society.

But we have also seen remarkable signs of hope. The rapid development and distribution of vaccines has been a phenomenal achievement and I want to thank everyone involved in the process.

The way in which people have reached out to others has been inspirational. Our churches have loved and served their neighbours perhaps like never before and found ways to meet and worship God together we would not have imagined just a year ago.

As we look ahead to the prospect of easing of restrictions we know it is still a long road. Yet Easter reminds us we always have hope.

The official Government guidance runs to 68 pages but we hope the two-page Timeline and the Pictures explaining the changes in each of the 4 steps will help with understanding the changes we can look forward to.

Please remember, we are all still in 'National Lockdown' and should 'Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives"

You may also be interested in

CCWX
Prayer: Fri 09 Sep 7:54am

Christ Church in Waltham Cross will be open today (Friday 9 September) between10am and 3pm for those who wish to spend time in quiet reflection and prayer or to light a candle in thanksgiving for the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II. We also have a Book of Condolence.All are...

HM Queen Elizabeth
National News

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth IIThe President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have made the following statement in response to the announcement of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. "It was with profound sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty the Queen today. We join the nation in grief and thank God for her long and distinguished reign. The...

HM Queen Elizabeth02
National News

The United Reformed Church shares in the grief of the nation's following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II.Following the death of her father King George, Her Majesty succeeded the throne on 6 February 1952, but was officially crowned in 1953. Queen Elizabeth was the world's longest-reigning living monarch and was a much-loved and popular royal figure.Many United...

© 2012 - 2022 Herts and Essex Border Ecumenical Area

Methodist, United Reformed Church and Anglican Churches in Partnership