This month we were delighted to welcome back Than Thirasak and Than Gai, who both arrived safely in early December. Their arrival coincided with the end of Lockdown 2 and the relaxation of Merseyside including Halton from Tier 3 to Tier 2. However, since then Halton has seen a dramatic increase in the infection rates for Covid-19. The government’s advice changes frequently, and is not always appropriate to our services and customs. We discussed how our temple should interpret the new guidance and felt it prudent to remain closed for communal worship for the time being. We understand the difficulties that this presents to our supporters, and will of course keep the temporary closure under constant review. The monks and Mae Chee are always contactable by phone or through Facebook and are happy to talk at any time. We continue to offer our services online including the Morning and Evening chanting and the weekly meditation guidance … all details are available on our Facebook pages – search for Wat Phra Singh UK or วัดพระสิงห์ ยูเค
Anyone wishing to offer Dana can still do so at the temple entrance where the monks can offer their blessings.
Many of you will be aware that we have been experiencing intermittent IT issues recently, particularly with our Facebook broadcasts. Our IT consultants have confirmed that the broadband connection is good, and providing very fast speeds. They have set up a data logger on the Draytek Router and the four hardwired Boosters throughout the temple. It’s possible that the router or perhaps some cabling is failing, but hopefully the logger will help pinpoint the issue.
The refurbishment works to the Refreshments Area is now complete, and we hope very much that you like the new layout and facilities when you next visit.
As always, please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.
With Metta (loving kindness)