Council reprimands funeral service leader over Lord’s Prayer recital

Oct 15, 2020 by

from Premier:

A minister who was leading a funeral service said she was left “flabbergasted” after being accused of breaking Covid-19 restrictions by encouraging mourners to recite the Lord’s Prayer.

Alison Davies said that after concluding the prayer at Bridgend’s Coychurch Crematorium, she was approached by an official who told her, in front of mourners, that she had broken the Welsh Government Covid rules on chanting.

“To be honest, I was quite flabbergasted,” Davies said. “There was no way we were chanting or shouting, the congregation were mumbling the Lord’s Prayer really. So I was quite upset to find that I’d done something wrong because I’ve been trying to follow the rules.”

Davies added that those in attendance were “all socially distanced and wearing masks” during the recital, but that this didn’t stop the official from telling her off.

“The chapel superintendent wagged her finger at me and said ”you can’t do that,'” Davies said.

Bridgend council has apologised any hurt caused by the incident but insisted that it was attempting to ensure rules which allow only one person to speak at a time.

A council spokesman said: “We appreciate the Lord’s Prayer is of great comfort to many of those attending services and we are sorry if our actions caused any upset,

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