On Saturday March 21st, local clergy gathered in downtown Burford for a time of prayer for the health and well-being of the community and the world. Recognizing that worship services can no longer take place as they used to, local faith-based leaders are doing what they can to reach out to the area and show that they care. Between on-line services, podcasts, regular writing and this public demonstration of support and solidarity, the local church leaders want to let Burford, Scotland and the entire area know they are here for them.
The short service included times of prayer and song with the consistent theme of healing, faith and strength during this time.
With social distancing in place, everyone kept a few meters away from each other, but a general feeling of connectivity and shared hope was
experienced. Representation from many denominations were present, including Father Rev. Peter Ciallella from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church who helped to initiate this event, along with representation from local United, Anglican and Baptist Churches were present.
The church leaders shared a message of hope, faith and healing amidst the uncertainty of this time.