It’s commonly said that in the United Kingdom the nearest thing we have to a religion is the NHS. So after this crisis, let’s make it very clear to ‘the minister in charge’ that it’s time to repair the roof, replace the off-key organ and get those with the most to put more than ‘widow’s mite’ in the collection plate every week.

Richard D Bowen,

Farrar Street, York

Editor’s note: a ‘mite’ or lepton was smallest and least valuable coin in circulation in Judea in New Testament times