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Paigntonian | 20:02 Sat 03rd Apr 2021 | News
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They close down a church service in South London (Covid). Knew we Catholics would get their ridiculous attention sooner or later. Hardly a marauding mob. Good to know, however, that they felt sufficiently safe to leave the station.

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Sounds like another Mass protest.
20:05 Sat 03rd Apr 2021
//...and the church elders should absolutely know better, and set a proper example.//

So I'll ask again: what have they and their flock done wrong, and how do you know? Come to that, how do they know because what I heard the police raiding party tell them was certainly incorrect.
andy-hughes
Paigntonian - // Mamy: Don't blame you. //

Why would you - she hasn't done anything wrong!!
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How is that reply anything else but a post wanting a fight?
I wasn't singling anyone out Andy- it was a general comment.
roy - // How is that reply anything else but a post wanting a fight? //

You're the expert on that subject - I am sure you will tell us all when you have composed a suitably off-topic thread-derailing response.

No rush ...
Mamya - // I wasn't singling anyone out Andy- it was a general comment. //

Fair enough - just continuing the exchange.
The latest UK Government guidance for churches in Enland explains that,

'“Should”

Where the guidance that an activity should or should not take place this is not a legal requirement under law. However, it is strongly advised that consideration is given to following the advice being given to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.'

The guidance states,

'Limits for communal worship should be decided on the basis of the capacity of the place of worship following an assessment of risk.'

It is clear from that, there is no legal limit on communal worship in England and that a risk assessment is not a legal requirement.

It would be interesting to know on what basis the police decided there were too many folk in the church.

Did they ask each of those without face coverings if they had a reasonable excuse for not wearing one?

It would not be the first time the police have acted outwith their legal powers regarding COVID-19 legislation.
// but why do you think that a praying mob is safer than a marauding mob?//
mob rule in a roman church? I really dont think so

God you godless lot ! Mass protest - keep to the facts please. Following crucifixion and Christ going to harrow hell

there is no Mass until the midnight mass on Easter Sunday. The news said correctly, Good Friday Service.
I was however shocked to see someone genuflecting in the news clip. Sorry Christ not in today. no genuflection until midnight mass ....the tabernacle is shown with the door open ( christ not in) and the little red oil lamp is extinguished ( presence not er present)

No bells - a rattle is used - and notice there was a cross and not a crucifix displayed.

I am shocked - I am truly shocked.
I'm now waiting for reports of the police going into a mosque to break up a prayer meeting, but a won't hold my breath.
Dave 50 @08.48, I think that would probably have a different result .
Yes, Emmie, but not by the amount you quoted.
Oops, wrong thread, my apologies.
//I'm now waiting for reports of the police going into a mosque to break up a prayer meeting, but a won't hold my breath.//

They should be OK - so long as they take their boots off before entering.
THECORBYLOON //It would be interesting to know on what basis the police decided there were too many folk in the church. //

It was unlikely that the police were sitting outside counting the number of people going into the church. There are a lot of residential buildings close to that particular church, and knowing how many people would have been going to the Good Friday servce there, it's more likely that someone living there reported that they had seen a lot of people going to the service, which was what triggered the visit from the police.
//It was unlikely that the police were sitting outside counting the number of people going into the church. There are a lot of residential buildings close to that particular church, and knowing how many people would have been going to the Good Friday servce there, it's more likely that someone living there reported that they had seen a lot of people going to the service, which was what triggered the visit from the police.//

And how would that help, exactly, bearing in mind that the legislation places no direct limit on the numbers allowed to attend for communal worship?

Whilst it's only a guess, it could be that the local residents don't like worshipers parking outside their houses. They may have taken the opportunity to put the boot in by calling plod who obligingly pops round and stands up by the altar to announce something totally at odds with the legislation. Only a guess, though.
Pity plod have not been so quick to break up the mob (with death threats) outside Batley grammar school. They are certainly flouting the 'rules'.

But I can guess why, some are more equal than others.
Did those protesting at the school, chant death threats or have placards calling for the teacher's death?
and the policeman is standing at a lectern in the chancel
where the microphone is

the study of bits of a church and what they are used for is called ecclesiology
chapter on roman churches is kinda thin: after athanasius 500, nothing really changes until trent 1555 and then 1962 Vatican II

er just saying

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