Boris Johnson pays tribute to the army of church volunteers in the rollout of vaccines

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Boris Johnson pays tribute to the army of church volunteers who helped Britain’s remarkable vaccination effort in its Easter message

  • Boris Johnson thanks “millions of Good Samaritans” for Britain’s vaccination effort
  • The prime minister expresses condolences to Christians who cannot normally celebrate Easter
  • He noted that churches in the UK are opening their doors as vaccination centers

Boris Johnson today pays tribute to the army of church volunteers who contributed to Britain’s remarkable vaccination effort.

In an Easter message, the prime minister said, “I have lost count of the number of church leaders and congregations who have stood up to support all of us in these very challenging times.”

He thanked “millions of good Samaritans” and added, “After doing all that during the darkest days of the pandemic, churches in the UK are now helping us light the way out by opening their doors as vaccination centers.”

Boris Johnson today pays tribute to the army of church volunteers who contributed to Britain's remarkable vaccination effort

Boris Johnson today pays tribute to the army of church volunteers who contributed to Britain’s remarkable vaccination effort

Expressing my condolences to millions of Christians who cannot celebrate Easter in the normal way, Mr. Johnson adds: “ I know for a lot of people this means chocolate eggs and the Easter bunny and hot cross buns and everything else, and I will definitely participate.

But let’s not forget that this is Christianity’s most important festival.

And that, while churches are open, the ongoing coronavirus restrictions mean that again, it will not be possible for many Christians to celebrate Easter as they would like.

“But if there is one thing that British Christians have shown us this year, it is that Jesus Christ is ‘the way and the truth and the life’ – not just today, but every day.”

“After doing all that during the darkest days of the pandemic, churches in the UK are now helping us light the way out by opening their doors as vaccination centers.” A pharmacist is seen administering the vaccine at St John’s Church, Ealing, London

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