Due to the extreme restrictions on movement of people due to the virus there has been an immediate termination of live broadcasts from Southwark, Canterbury and Winchester Cathedrals.
At present only Southwark has announced alternative arrangements: Morning Prayer 9am and Compline 9pm are being streamed live on Facebook from The Deanery on Bankside.
On Sunday there will be a live Eucharist with a recorded sermon at 11am.
The Dean of Southwark, Andrew Nunn, has written the following prayer at the request of the Association of English Cathedrals:
A Prayer in Lockdown
The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19)
Ever present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing,
be healing in our sickness,
be joy in our sadness,
be light in our darkness,
be wisdom in our confusion,
be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen
we may with the zeal of Pentecost
inhabit our communities
and speak of your goodness
to an emerging world.
For Jesus’ sake.