NHS staff have been working with those at the 800-year-old Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire along with volunteers to offer the Covid-19 vaccination jab to patients.
Those invited to receive the vaccination against coronavirus have even been treated to live organ music in the cathedral, while they wait their turn for the shot in the arm.
David Halls, director of music, and John Challenger, assistant director of music at the cathedral have been in charge of the Father Willis organ, offering some comfort with their uplifting pieces.
The Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos, Dean of Salisbury said: “We are proud to be playing a part in the life-saving vaccination campaign and look forward to seeing the NHS team, volunteers, and even more of our neighbours in their Cathedral. Here they will receive a warm welcome, discover a beautiful place, and leave with fresh hope - and with our prayers.”
Today sees more #COVID19 #vaccinations given inside our historic building and our organists will be keeping spirits high by playing music. Thank you to everyone who is working to keep our city and country safe. https://t.co/eklV4enbAI— Salisbury Cathedral (@SalisburyCath) January 20, 2021
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Salisbury Cathedral is home to one of the four surviving 1215 Magna Carta, and is said to have the tallest spire in Britain at 123 metres tall.
Groups can usually benefit from discounted entry for ten or more people and other extras, such as guided tours on a pre-booked visit.
More information is available at www.salisburycathedral.org.uk.
Only patients invited by the NHS should attend a vaccination centre. Patients not invited should wait to be contacted by the NHS.