Two UK Churches to Broadcast Easter Services Online

Two UK Churches to Broadcast Easter Services Online due to lockdown. The lockdown still prevails due to COVID 19 Pandemic. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead the first national digital Easter Sunday service from his kitchen. Still, the UK faces lockdown all over the country.

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 17:42 IST

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TWO UK Church - Easter Service

Two of England's well-known cathedrals will broadcast Easter services online amid a lockdown in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead the first national digital Easter Sunday service from his kitchen. Prince Charles, who tested positive for coronavirus last month, will also feature in the service which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the Church of England's website and Facebook page from 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The Archbishop normally preaches to a congregation of about 1,500 people at Canterbury Cathedral on Easter morning. The oldest bell at the cathedral church toll evening in remembrance of those who have died from coronavirus, and celebrate those working on the front line. The 17th Century bell named Harry will ring out over Canterbury at 8 p.m. every day.

The Dean of York, Rt Revd Jonathan Frost, will also host a special video service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. This comes as a total of 7,978 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 881 on Wednesday.

Around 65,872 confirmed cases in the country. Dominic Raab conveyed that the ongoing lockdown restrictions will stay in place until evidence showed the UK had moved beyond the peak of the virus. It was hard for people hoping to go out and be with their families over Easter but urged restraint.

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