Dear Colleagues,

As the situation continues to change this is a brief message on behalf of Bishop David and Bishop Nicholas.

In the light of the announcement from the Prime Minister last night, that included the closure of churches, the bishops are expecting further information from the National Church which we will share with you this afternoon. 

For the meantime the bishops' understanding and advice is that churches are closed and so should not be used with alternative places used for prayer - this includes live-streaming. We will update you as soon as we can and appreciate you will have a number of questions that we hope to answer once more information is available.

With thanks

The Reverend Jayson Rhodes
Chaplain to the Acting Bishop of Lincoln – The Rt Revd Dr David Court