Places of worship still serving - yet most remain closed in Lockdown 3

  • Video report by ITV News Meridian's Andy Dickenson


Food is being prepared at the Gravesend Gudwara for deliveries to the most vulnerable and NHS staff.

Like so many religious communities, Sikhs are striving to help those most affected by the pandemic - while adapting to the shifting sands of regulations and needs.

The reality is most faith communities are still only worshipping virtually.

Churches in East Sussex have been asked to close by the the Director of Public Health. Even bat mitzvahs are taking place online.

For those that are open the elderly are often being advised not to attend. While religious leaders try to address misinformation about the vaccine itself.

The opportunity to reflect perhaps one of the few benefits of lockdown, some say they're seeing a renewed interest in the divine.

The passion to serve firmly established - whether open or closed.