I have been considering our situation at St John’s carefully, in the light of the First Minister’s statement this afternoon.
I do not believe it would be right for us to continue in-person worship at the present time. I realise that this will be a disappointment to lots of you. I believe, though, that the worsening situation with regard to the new strain of the virus means that we should close for the time being. I will stream a Eucharist on my own from St John’s tomorrow on the Facebook page.
I am afraid that I also do not think it would be appropriate, or safe, for the planned Midnight Mass Service to go ahead in person: I will live-stream that service also. I apologise for that disappointment as well: I hope you will understand.
I look forward very much to seeing as many of you as possible at the Zoom Carol Service on Tuesday.
Please do be in touch if you would like to talk about any of this, or if you have particular concerns.
With love and prayers,