Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gives and address during an Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey in Westminster, London, Nov. 11, 2018.
The Church of England says, March 17, 2020, it would suspend public worship to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

LONDON - The Church of England said on Tuesday it would suspend public worship to slow the spread of the coronavirus, although churches would remain open for prayer if possible.

"Our life is going to be less characterized by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterized by the prayer and service we offer each day," the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, wrote in a letter to clergy.

PA Media said church weddings and funerals would continue.

 

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