Share your lockdown stories

'Send us short video clips or texts with pictures'

‘A snapshot of what we’ve all been through.’ This is how Kenny Lawler describes the collection that he and Father Simon Gore are compiling of people’s lockdown experiences across the Archdiocese – and they are asking Pic readers to help. Their aim is to gather as many reflections as possible of lives in lockdown, particularly of good works done during this challenging time, be it in a short video or as a written account accompanied by pictures.

Kenny, pastoral associate at both Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Thomas of Canterbury and St Edmund of Canterbury parishes, explains: ‘The idea is for people to send us short video clips or texts with pictures to share what they’ve been doing during these very difficult, isolating times and hopefully it’ll provide a little bit of a snapshot of what we’ve all been through and how we’ve all helped each other. These will be going up on the Archdiocesan website and hopefully shared on social media to show everybody what we’ve been up to and give us a warm sense of togetherness.’

Anybody wishing to contribute should send either a 30-second video with details of their name, where they are from and their activities during this unprecedented period, or alternately an account of no more than 2,000 words with some photos which Kenny and Father Simon will then convert into a montage of words and images.

To make a contribution to this piece of social history for the Archdiocese, email s.gore or To hear from Kenny directly about this project, click here: