National News: February 2021
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.
- Click here to download a Timeline of the Roadmap
- Click here to download pictures explaining the 4-steps.
Please remember, we are all still in 'National Lockdown' and should 'Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives"
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