Bishop opens new wing of Nursing Home

St Mary’s Convent and Nursing Home Appeal still 25% short of its target

The new St Andrew's wing of St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home was opened on Wednesday 25th June. The building is an extension to the Nursing Home, and provides individual rooms and facilities for 17 patients. It replaces an open ward, which can now be converted into further accommodation to the same standard.

The Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Rev Michael Colclough, dedicated the building after a service in the Chapel. The opening hymn, whose English words were written by John Mason Neale, the founder of the order of St Margaret that owns the convent, was "Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ the head and cornerstone". The bishop spoke to the original text by St Peter, emphasising the importance of people above even the fine new stonework.

The £1.7m appeal target is now 75% achieved and covers the cost of the new wing, but the remaining funds are still urgently needed to complete the upgrading of the older parts of the nursing home.

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