At LEAST one church and one cathedral in Britain have replaced their usual flags with a banner for the National Health Service in an increasingly bizarre and cultish act of worship for the public institution.
A Catholic church in Bath, Somerset, South West England, has replaced the Vatican flag with a fabric NHS logo. Students in the University city took to Twitter to post pictures of their place of worship finding a new deity in the form of a healthcare system. St John the Evangelist’s Church is the Victorian building now flying the NHS flag in the centre of a city which is a UNESCO world heritage site for its architecture.
Catholicism isn’t the only branch of Christianity bowing down to doctors and nurses. According to the church website, St Asaph Cathedral in Denbighshire, North Wales is also flying the NHS flag. The Anglican church’s statement says it was designed and commissioned by the reverend for “displaying Thank you to the NHS during this time of Coronavirus.”