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Opfin ffhfi doors!

Oh, happy day: The Rev Joe Wiltshire reopens Ingleburn church for services on October 17. photo: Patrick Masangkay

Judy Adamson Lockdown made the idea of walking back into church for a public health orders. So, what are parishes doing and how are they

service – and actually, you know, seeing people – almost surreal. A faring? Southern Cross contacted more than two dozen to find out. bit like having someone else in your home (or theirs) and returning For the Rev Joe Wiltshire and the team at Ingleburn, when to open to a physical workplace. We haven’t done all this in a very long time. was a no-brainer. Each church leadership group has had a range of issues to consider “Our thinking was based on doing as much as we could as as they reopen their doors, not least of which is abiding by various soon as we could,” he explains, adding that the date they chose

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