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Sign To Sing: bring back singing in UK churches on 19th July

Help us persuade the Government to bring singing back to churches across the UK from 19th July at the latest

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Sign To Sing: bring back singing in UK churches on 19th July

"Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art"

It’s ironic, isn’t it, that the hymns we listen to at church often exhort us to sing our praises to God but we can only sit in silence because of the latest government guidelines? It’s frustrating because singing in communion with others is a form of prayer and a much-valued part of the church service.

Churches have complied willingly with all the restrictions imposed throughout the covid-19 pandemic and they have taken all the precautions necessary as they have tentatively re-opened their doors to worshippers again. It’s been the responsible thing to do.

We were right to be cautious about singing in front of others because we couldn’t be fully sure of the risks. However, we now know more about the science than we did at the start of the pandemic. Singing poses no more risk than talking – especially when you consider that when we sing, we do so, mainly, in the same direction but when we talk, we are often facing each-other!

The Government is preparing to lift most of the remaining restrictions on movement and social distancing by 19th July. This is in large part because the NHS’s hugely successful vaccination programme has broken the link between the rate of infections and the rate of hospitalisation.

For many social and cultural activities, like big sport events and festivals, we will see some level of normality return. However, we can’t be sure yet that congregational singing will be allowed. So, while it could be fine for football fans to return to their terrace chants at Wembley – or even in small pubs around the country - we could still be banned from singing our favourite hymns in our own congregations. That can’t be right, can it?

We are calling for regulations to treat Christian church-goers fairly and equally and for singing to be brought back into churches across the whole of the UK on 19th July at the very latest. Sign our petition, and donate money to our cause if you can, to help us make the case to Government on this pressing issue.

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  • Mr Paul R Keiller
    Churches have to be well ventilated People have to sing 1metre apart indoors as we are in Covid-19 third wave which is in full vent inspite of the fact that 67% of British adults are double jabbed.
  • Anonymous Comment
    This is the difference between surviving and living
  • Anonymous Comment
    Remove the ban on singing in churches! We were created to 'sing out' the living God's praises in all places. Not under our breaths, muffled, and in our closets and in fear. God help us!
  • Alan Wilson
    As we continue to live under totalitarianism there should be no restrictions in places of worship. There is not one shred of accurate evidence that church assembles pose a risk.
  • John Brown
    watch foot ball, in thousands, shout, sing, chant. Why not in church?
  • Russell Westwood
    60,000 singing at football matches cheek by jowel , but no singing in church...hmmmm
  • Anonymous Comment
    Can't wait
  • Anonymous Comment
    If people are permitted to socialise indoors without restrictions from 19 July I believe that singing should be permitted in churches.
    Thank you ?
  • Anonymous Comment
    How sad that no one thinks anything of football supporters cheering on their team on mass, yet frown at those wanting to openly sing out in church.
  • Anonymous Comment
    I agree that the ban on congregational singing whilst allowing football crowds to both sing and hug is incongruous and unfair. I fully support this petitions call for the ban to be lifted.
  • Mark Wayne Nightingale
    Want to sing in church
  • Anonymous Comment
    We answer to the highest authority; God! Why have our churches accepted this ban?
  • Andrew Hetherington
    There's nothing more important than singing the praises of Almighty God!!!
  • Anne Banks
    Please let us sing hymns in church to worship our Lord
  • Anonymous Comment
    Why are church goers discriminated against when you can sing, scream and shout at a football match. Totally unfair.
  • Joan Smith
    Time to trust in God as we should. To praise his wonderful name.
  • Maureen White
    Church congregations are responsible people and can be trusted to behave in ways that keep others safe
  • Anne Dawes
    I can’t wait to praise God with my fellow Christian again.
  • Maurice Edward Harrison
    The singing ban deprives Christians of a fundamental element of worship.

    This right must be restored!

  • Tracy Nicholls
    There eris absolutely no evidence for this in the first place nevermind keeping the restriction in place
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