Lichfield Cathedral ready to welcome worshippers
A Staffordshire cathedral has issued guidance to worshippers as it re-opens for prayer.
Lichfield Cathedral has been able to open its doors to individual prayer following the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions by the government on places of worship.
The cathedral has said it will not resume public worship until it is deemed safe to do so, but will take the first steps to offering a place of welcome to those who want to pray and light a candle.
The cathedral will open each day from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, with social distancing measures, cleaning and hand sanitisation arrangements all in place.
Staff and volunteers will be available to ensure everyone is safe and abiding by the distancing measures and numbers entering the cathedral will be limited.
The Dean of Lichfield, Rev. Adrian Dorber, said he was pleased to welcome people back to the cathedral for prayer and reflection, albeit under tight restrictions.
He said: "We want to remember the thousands of acts of kindness, support and friendliness that have made the lockdown bearable.
"It’s appropriate to want to bring all these feelings, thoughts and experiences to God and the cathedral is a natural home and focus for these prayers."