Easter 2021: Can you go to church on Easter Sunday, how many people can go?
The four-day Easter weekend is almost here, but across the UK it will be a second Easter spent in lockdown. There are restrictions on socializing, leaving home and open businesses, with the government cautiously relaxing the rules in stages.
Easter Sunday falls on April 4, just over a week away, with public holidays on Good Friday April 2 and Easter Monday April 5.
Although weekends may not yet be on the cards, many Britons may be preparing for the occasion with chocolate Easter eggs, sumptuous Sunday dinners and hot cross buns.
First and foremost, Easter is a Christian celebration, with church services commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus.
However, lockdown rules may mean many have to celebrate at home, with some churches broadcasting live services.
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For example, Church of St. Mary of the Angels in WorthingWest Sussex is broadcasting Palm Sunday Mass live from 8.30am.
Other options include
Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham, which began streaming its Masses live in December 2020. These can be watched on YouTube here.
St Mary Magdalen’s Church in Ipswich is also live streaming its masses, which can also be seen on YouTube.
St Mary’s Thetford is streamed live on Youtube at 10am on Sunday mornings. Find their page here.
St Michael’s Huntingdon is streaming live on Facebook and YouTube via the parish website. You can also access their services via smart TV by going to YouTube and searching for St Michael’s Parish Huntingdon.
You can also use ChurchServices.tv to find live Masses, with a host of churches sharing their live stream links.
To follow this link here to see the schedule of upcoming services.