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SNP MP Hears Pandemic Experience of Local Religious Leaders


Categories: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Inequality, Volunteering

From top centre: Alyn Smith MP; Hannah Shewan, Stirling Vineyard Church; Hamish Wishart, Cornton Baptist Church; Iain MacAskill, Stirling Free Church;  Calum Jack, Cornerstone Community Church.

Local SNP MP Alyn Smith has participated in a roundtable meeting with Stirling church leaders, to discuss their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Smith was impressed by the levels of coordination and community spirit that has been demonstrated through the actions of each church. 

Stirling’s religious organisations, volunteers and third-sector have worked throughout the pandemic with dedication to their communities, helping some of Stirling’s most vulnerable citizens through a year of turmoil and disruption. Many hope increased vaccinations and decreasing rates of infection will lead to greater normality in the months ahead.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘I’m consistently impressed by community groups across Stirling, and the creative ways they’ve found of continuing to contribute to Stirling’s fight against the pandemic, and the fallout from it.

‘Religious groups provide a valuable anchor for many communities in Stirling, and I understand how difficult the restrictions on communal worship have been over the last year. It does feel we’re turning a corner, but we must remain vigilant and stick to the health regulations to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.’