‘The nature of a gathered Meeting will not be limited by walls.’

Gathered apart: Jamie Wrench worships with Friends present in spirit

'My thoughts turn to Friends in my Meeting who might be worshipping with me.' | Photo: mahdi rezaei / Unsplash.

We took the decision on Friday. In common with many other Meetings, we have a large proportion of elderly members, some with frail partners more vulnerable than themselves, all at risk. Some had already decided to self-isolate, and were feeling guilty about what they saw as being selfish or letting the side down. It was also inevitable that in a week or two we would have to close anyway.

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