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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson’s article “Zoom heralds digital judgment day for religion” (Notebook, September 23) refers to the challenges that Covid-19 restrictions pose to faith communities. As a member of a Christian church in South Wales, I have attended Sunday Zoom services for several months. While I appreciate these online gatherings, there are two elements I particularly miss about in-person services: congregational singing, which is inspiring and joyous; and post-service fellowship, which is a vital component of most religious communities.

In-person religious services provide comfort, solace and companionship that online services cannot replicate. I look forward to the time when our houses of worship will reopen and once more resound with prayer and praise.

Alistair Budd
Llanvair-Discoed, Monmouthshire, UK

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