A judge in Woolwich Township in Ontario, Canada, has ordered parishioners at Trinity Bible Chapel to be locked out of the church to prevent Sunday worship services.
Judge John Krawchenko ruled on Friday that the church, its pastors, and elders were in contempt of prior court orders to halt in-person worship by gathering as the church last Sunday.
A judge has just ordered to lock Trinity Bible Chapel’s doors this Sunday to prevent us from gathering to worship Jesus. Unprecedented.
A sad day for Ontario.
— Will Schuurman (@wschuurman) April 30, 2021
The Toronto Star reported on the development:
“The court granted interim relief in the form of an Order directing the Sheriff to lock the doors of the Church on a time limited basis,” Ministry of the Attorney General spokesperson Brian Gray said in an email. “The doors are ordered to be locked, before midnight