Residents at an Orchard Care Home in Armley, Leeds, recently took part in their first church service since the start of COVID-19 and experienced feelings of euphoria and extreme happiness during its return to Paisley Lodge Care Home.
Singing hymns, praying and listening to readings from the bible were just some of the activities that took place when the local community Vicar, Rev Phil Arnold, from Christ Church in Armley, performed the ceremony.
Paisley Lodge considers it very important to provide residents with the ability to practice their individual religious beliefs. At the end of the service, residents told staff that they still pray before going to bed every night, despite the Church being closed during the Coronavirus, and hearing the lord’s words from the bible gave them hope again.
Caroline Gibson, Acting Deputy Home Manager, commented on the service “It was wonderful to see our residents signing the hymns, reciting the prayers and saying the lord’s prayer loud and proud once again. There was a feeling of pure righteousness and abundance in our home, which felt very calming and spiritual. We really enjoyed coming together for this very special moment and cannot wait for the next service. It was such a lovely atmosphere and a magical day.”