CHURCH OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
Here at Holy Trinity Church in Ramsgate we warmly welcome the re-opening of churches for private prayer from the 15th June. It has been a long period of exile for the faithful from their churches, including the entirety of Eastertide, and so this announcement marks a positive first step towards the resumption of the sacramental life, including public celebration of the Mass and reception of holy communion in churches. We are grateful to the Government for recognising in its announcement, the benefits of praying in church; benefits which are not always available at home.
It is our sincere prayer that all Christians may find spiritual solace and healing at this time of crisis through prayer and devotion in our Parish Church. We encourage Christians of all traditions and denominations to feel welcome and at home to use our sacred space for prayer and reflection.
We are mindful that not all churches will be able to open immediately – for a variety of reasons – and ask that patience and understanding are paramount in those cases. Before visiting those churches which are able to open for private prayer, we urge all individuals to consult public health guidance – particularly those shielding at this time – and to act in strict accordance with its stipulations.