The Church of North India’s Calcutta diocese will start prayer and meditation with a maximum of 25 people at a time at St Paul’s Cathedral and six other churches from Sunday, Reverend Paritosh Canning, the bishop of Calcutta, said on Saturday.
Till now, up to 10 people were allowed.
The prayers at St Paul’s Cathedral will be held in four sessions on Sunday — at 7.30am, 8.30am, 10.30am and 5.30pm.
The remaining six churches where prayers with 25 people will start from Sunday are in Hedua, Bhowanipore and Howrah.
The prayers will be held following the state government’s social distancing guidelines, the bishop said.
The number of faithful allowed to pray together will be increased to 25 people in 23 other CNI churches from July 5.