THEME: How the financial impact of Covid-19 is changing the religious and physical landscape of Britain
In a Religion Media Centre briefing hosted by Andrew Brown, the Bishop of Manchester David Walker warned that the pandemic will accelerate the closure of Victorian churches too large to maintain and a review is considering the streamlining of administrative structures, which may mean dioceses amalgamating. Meanwhile mosques and gurdwaras, which rely on cash income from worshippers, have seen collections plummet, forcing fundraising online in order to survive.
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“Every mosque I know depends hugely on the weekly Friday collection”Dr Usama Hasan