St Michael & All Angels, Stoke Newington
Fr Steve Gayle explains that an essential part of his church is the sense of community and friendship between the congregation members before and after worship.
They visit each other during the week, sometimes bringing a home-cooked meal and supporting each other in sickness and grief.
During COVID-19, St Michael and All Angels had to adapt quickly. In the lockdown, we took our worship online.
However, Zoom worship lacks the personal touch, the laughter, the hugs, the kisses, the warmth and exchange of gifts and presents – all vitally important for emotional, spiritual and mental flourishing.”