- Title: Protective prayer at Northern Ireland drive in church service
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: BUSHMILLS, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MARCH 22, 2020) (REUTERS) CARS PARKED UP FOR OPEN AIR SERVICE FROM DUNSEVERICK BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR BILLY JONES (L) AND COLLEAGUE GIVING SERVICE FROM INSIDE TRUCK CHURCHGOERS LISTENING IN CAR VARIOUS OF CARS PARKED UP FOR SERVICE (SOUNDBITE) (English) DUNSEVERICK BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR, BILLY JONES, SAYING: "Today we held a drive-in service at Dunseverick Baptist church but today was rather different because this was a community service of worship for God. We held that service and people were in the safety and security and comfort of their own cars, so we were avoiding any contact with one another, yet we were in an environment where people received encouragement, comfort and indeed challenge from the word of God." VARIOUS OF JONES WAVING GOODBYE TO CONGREGATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) DUNSEVERICK BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR, BILLY JONES, SAYING: "My message to our community today is we are in this together and as if we are in a boat we need to row together, we need to work together, we need to have compassion for one another and may that be the message from the church today." JONES WAVING GOODBYE TO MEMBER OF CONGREGATION
- Keywords: Coronavirus Covid-19 Ireland Northern Ireland UK church service outbreak spread virus
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69WUO7
- Location: BUSHMILLS, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: BUSHMILLS, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:01:43
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: A church in Northern Ireland hopes to keep worshippers on the road to God despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Pastor Billy Jones preached to around 100 cars from an open lorry in the car park of the protestant Dunseverick Baptist Church on Sunday (March 22) as mass goers - some on their own, others with their cars full - tuned in to his words on their car radios.
"We were avoiding any contact with one another, yet we were in an environment where people received encouragement, comfort and indeed challenge from the word of God," he said, urging the community to work together to tackle the virus.
Northern Ireland reported its second coronavirus death on Sunday as the number of cases in the British region rose to 128 from 108.
(Production: Natalie Thomas, Andy Ragg, Aiden Nulty)
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