We only managed to take a couple of photos of the volunteers who have helped out with the coronavirus vaccinations locally over the last two Fridays (because we were just too busy!) but thank you to all of the church and community volunteers and also to the staff of the Castle Practice in Tidworth and Ludgershall (and I think the GP Practice in Amesbury was working with us too).
It’s brilliant that so many local people have been vaccinated already and I know all the volunteers were delighted to be able to help in our own small way by managing the traffic and the parking. Thank you also to the Tidworth Leisure Centre for hosting and for those staff who helped out too.
I also discovered this morning that some cathedrals have been drafted in to help with this national vaccination program. So thank you @salisburycathedral @dioceseofsalisbury and @lichfieldcathedral @lichfielddiocese as well! I don’t know if this is happening right across the country, but it’s great that our diocese is doing it and it’s so good that we’re not the only ones.
As the vision statement for the C of E says we’re trying to be “a Christian presence in every community” and it’s really good to see that we’re not the only ones who believe that helping with the COVID vaccinations, with church volunteers working alongside community volunteers, is part of the Church’s mission!