Jacob Rees-Mogg under fire for ‘crossing tiers to attend Latin mass in Glastonbury’


acob Rees-Mogg has been criticized for reportedly breaking the Government’s coronavirus rules and crossing tiers to attend a Latin church service.

The Leader of the Commons, a devout Catholic, was allegedly seen attending St Mary’s catholic church in Glastonbury on Sunday, before the national lockdown was imposed.

The church was in a Tier 4 area, fifteen miles from Mr Rees-Mogg’s manor house in Tier 3 West Harptree.

Father Bede Rowe, of St Mary’s church, confirmed to The Mirror that Jacob Rees-Mogg attended the afternoon Latin mass there on Sunday.

The Government’s guidance at the time stated that people could worship in Tier 4 but should not travel between tiers.

A spokesman for Mr Rees-Mogg said: “The Leader of the House regularly attends the only old rite mass available in the Clifton diocese which meets his religious obligations.”

He claimed it was a “scandal” that Unicef was “playing politics” by granting £25,000 to fund breakfasts for vulnerable youngsters in Southwark.


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