A crematorium employee told a minister and mourners they could not say the Lord’s Prayer at a funeral because it is “chanting” which is banned under coronavirus laws.
The minister, 53-year-old Alison Davies, said that when mourners joined her in reciting the prayer during the funeral of a 94-year-old woman at Coychurch Crematorium, in Bridgend, Wales, that the chapel superintendent “wagged her finger” at her and told her that not more than one person could recite it as it would count as “chanting”.
“When I started reciting it, mourners stood up and joined in. The family were only mumbling it quietly and were all socially distanced and wearing masks.
But the chapel superintendent wagged her finger at me and said ‘you can’t do that’,” Ms Davies told The Sun.
The director of the council-run crematorium claimed that her staff were only following government guidelines.
In another set of bizarre coronavirus laws