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Lockdown: How has it been for you?

Covid-19 & Church-21 Survey aims to find out

If we have learned anything since last March it is that, with Covid-19, nothing stands still. Just when you think you have worked out what’s going on, another twist in the saga seems to plunge you back to square one.

Has Lockdown 2021 simply returned us full circle, or are we in a different place now from last March? Since then, a lot has changed, and we have also learned a great deal. What is different this time is that vaccines offer a genuine hope that there will be a better future somewhere down the road. So now seems a good time to take stock and look ahead.

Last year, York St John University ran a very successful survey during the first lockdown, and you can read about some of the results on their webpage: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/coronavirus-church-and-you/

They would now like to get a sense of how clergy and lay people are coping with the current lockdown. They have created a survey that builds on the experience of the last survey and which should enable them to both assess how things have changed and find out what people think as they look forward to a post-pandemic future for the Church.

The Covid-19 & Church-21 survey is your opportunity to be part of this crucial research project. It will take about 20 minutes of your time, which will enable you to give a thorough picture of your experiences and opinions.

This is an online survey, which will take about 20 minutes to complete. Most of the questions simply require you to click boxes, though there are options to specify your particular circumstances, and an opportunity at the end for you to tell your views in your own words.

The survey can be accessed using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4fqgrzq

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