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  • Writer's pictureFaruk Kara

Lockdown Series: COVID-19 Church Service

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Through my photography with the Histon Rd: A Community Remembers project I have made excellent community contacts. So when I heard St Augustine's Church in Richmond Rd was running socially distanced Sunday services, I knew exactly who to contact to see if documenting the event would be possible. The advantages of being local and a known quantity meant that the church knew that a level of trust already exisited and were welcoming. They also knew for this sort of photography, I am careful to get participant permissions especially as these photos would be going to the Cambridge University Library COVID-19 Collection.

Janet Bunker, the vicar, at the altar leading the congregation. St Augustine's Church, Cambridge
At the Altar

Pandemic photo. Social distanced Sunday morning church service, face masks and handwash at each station. St Augustine's Church, Cambridge.
Sunday Morning Church Service

Pandemic photo. Technology in action with those more vunerable and isolating attending using Zoom. St Augustine's Church, Cambridge.
Zoom Service
Pandemic photo. Social distanced communion: just the bread with no wine. Vicar and member of the congregration at St Augustine's Church, Cambridge.
COVID-19 Communion
Pandemic photo. Monochrome contrejour of the congregration after the service. Handwash and face masks on display.
Handwash and Masks Church Service


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