Christian leaders are pursuing a judicial review after the Government forced churches to close during England's second national lockdown.
The group of 122 church leaders, who come from different denominations and traditions, say that the ban on public worship was "unlawful" because it breached Article 9 rights, including the right of Christians to manifest their religion or beliefs in communal worship, teaching, practice and observance.
They will also challenge the closure of churches in Wales during its three-week 'firebreak' lockdown that ended on 9 November.
In the second lockdown currently in force across England, places of worship are only allowed to open for funerals, individual prayer, the broadcast of services, and the provision of formal daycare or key social services. ...