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Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus update - Monday

* Father Lee Taylor presents an online 
Songs of Praise from his piano in the vicarage. 
Almost 700 people tuned in to watch the vicar of Llangollen perform his lockdown Songs of Praise on Facebook yesterday evening.
Since the coronavirus crisis began Father Lee Taylor has been streaming Sunday morning mass live on social media to bring worship to his congregation while strictly observing social distancing rules.
Yesterday he extended the idea by performing the first of a series of regular Sunday evening sessions based on him being filmed while sitting at the piano in the Abbey Road vicarage performing a selection of best-loved hymns requested in advance by parishioners and friends.
There was everything on offer from the Old Rugged Cross to Love Divine All Loves Excelling.
There was even a musical tribute to a couple from Leigh on Sea in Essex who he befriended during his curacy some years ago.
They are currently celebrating their golden wedding anniversary and for them he sang and played the old music old hall song My Old Dutch.
You can tune in again next Sunday at 5pm by logging onto the Llangollen Group of Anglican Churches Facebook page at:  
The online appeal set up last week by the Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group currently stands at £1,715, with the money being used to support its vital work ensuring that the most vulnerable people in the area are cared for during the crisis.
Yesterday, group co-ordinator Cat Meade took to Facebook to give this update on: “Just a quick post to say we are working hard on the logistics of the Support Group, part of this is to ensure this page is for local updates on the Group, its activities and anything we feel you "Llangollen residents" should be aware of.
“We have had several posts on the page, I am sure in the warmest of ways, however this bumps the important info down, so please respect this and message me, Mike Connolly or Paula Lingard should you wish a message to get to the page.
“Anyone offering food services to Llangollen will be vetted and asked for documentation on their Hygiene Rating & status/location of business, we are facing a huge health concern with COVID 19, without needing to worry of any other possible health issues to you.
“We are Volunteering for you, safeguarding you all is the main priority.Stay home & stay safe #llangollenfamily.”

* This stark image of a police officer's shadow on an empty playground
accompanied yesterday's post by North Wales Police.
North Wales Police posted yesterday: “We are reminding the public NOT to travel to North Wales.
“You should only be leaving the house for food, health reasons, one form of exercise a day or work (if you cannot work from home). Please visit the UK Government & Welsh Government websites for further details.

“Day trippers, holidaymakers - please stay away. The mountains, beaches and countryside will still be here when this is all over.

“Please be reassured that we are still out there patrolling our communities and our roads.

“And a huge thank you goes to all those who are listening to advice and who are staying at home.

“Play your part and #ProtectOurNHS

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