Prime Minister Boris Johnson has publicly thanked churches for the role they have played during lockdown and recognised the “selfless stoicism” Christians have demonstrated throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I want to say a great big thank you because over the past year or so I have seen over and over again the teachings of Jesus Christ brought to life by people like yourselves: men and women, young and old, right across the UK,” Mr Johnson told the online Spring Harvest Home Christian festival.
“I’ve lost count of the number of Church leaders and congregations from all denominations, that have stepped up to support not only one another, but also to support the whole local community, people of all faiths and none.”
The PM also recognised the significant sacrifice many Christians have made over the past year and urged them to continue to show resilience.
“For many months you have been unable to come together for worship and prayer as you would normally do. I know that has been a huge burden for many Christians, but it is a burden you have borne with selfless stoicism without complaint and by adapting to online worship and meetings,” he said.
Picture: Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street).