Coronavirus, Church and You survey

Coronavirus, Church and You survey 


Introducing a survey that's assessing responses to the Covid-19 crisis among churchgoers in the UK - and is seeking responses from Baptists 

By The Revd Professor Andrew Village and the Revd Canon Professor Leslie J. Francis


York St John UniversityThe Covid-19 pandemic has obviously had a profound effect on churches. The lockdown has severely restricted ministry in areas such as pastoral care, fellowship groups, and serving the community. On the other hand, for those with online access, worship has taken on new and creative forms over the last few weeks. Many clergy and ministry teams have risen to the challenge of operating in the virtual environment.

As we pass the most severe period of lockdown, it seems a good time to assess how churchgoers have responded to the experience, and what they think the future might hold. How well have people coped with the pandemic? Has it strengthened or weakened their faith? How has it been for clergy and ministry teams trying to work in this new environment? How have those receiving ministry found this novel experience? Will virtual ministry become part of the post-pandemic landscape, and will this be a good move for your church?

More infromation is here, and the survey can be accessed here.


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