P-05-994 Permit the reopening of church buildings, etc. for communal worship



P-05-994 Permit the reopening of church buildings, etc. for communal worship


This petition was submitted by Philip Cushen having collected a total of 416 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

For Christians and those of other faiths, communal worship is an essential element of their religious life, and not simply an optional extra.


Additional Information

The current Covid-19 pandemic evidently requires extraordinary restrictions so as to protect the physical health of individuals and of society as a whole. However, the spiritual, emotional and mental health of religious people is also extremely important, with wide repercussions for society. As consideration is currently being given to how soon places of exercise, entertainment, etc. can be reopened, urgent consideration also needs to be given to the imminent reopening of buildings for communal religious worship, to enable this vital aspect of life to recommence for people of religious faith.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/09/2020.


The Committee considered the petition for the first time and In light of the decisions taken by the Welsh Government and the satisfaction of the petitioner, the Committee agreed to close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/09/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
  • South Wales East


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 03/08/2020