Rev Richard Baxter, pictured, was commenting on the reopening of places of worship as of Monday of this week, subject to physical distancing and hygiene safeguards.
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Rev Baxter was speaking after former Church of England PR chief Peter Crumpler issued a public appeal recently urged Christians to buy their local newspaper – warning them they are in danger of losing their ‘best friends in the media’ if titles close.
With the approach of Easter, local churches and Christian fellowship groups across Lochaber are reporting surging numbers of people logging onto their social media sites for alternative arrangements for religious services after the COVID-19 lockdown rules shuttered traditional locations of worship.
Rev Richard Baxter, minister of Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh and Kilmonivaig, sat down this wek to give his thoughts on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local church life in Lochaber.
Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church’s session clerk, Mabel Wallace, will be travelling to Zambia to visit a project helping local women with essential skills like nutrition, parenting and sex education.
The service begins on Friday December 7 at 6.30pm at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church.
The Lochaber Cinema Group (LCG) hosted the latest in its series of first pop-up cinema kids showings after the Lochaber Times stepped in to help keep the popular initiative going.