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Responses of Clergy and Lay People to the Covid-19 crisis

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The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously had a profound effect on the Church. Restrictions on church-going amongst other activities have differed in the two jurisdictions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In both jurisdictions, however, the lockdowns have severely curtailed regular ministry in areas such as pastoral care, parish group engagement, and serving the community. On the other hand, for those with online access, worship has taken on new and creative forms. Many clergy and ministry teams have risen to the challenge of operating in a virtual environment.

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