Today at Ilford Hospital Chapel of St. Mary and St. Thomas of Canterbury we celebrated the Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin Elizabeth with a Solemn Mass. At the Memorial Service on Saturday guests had been asked to bring a rose each. I was able to use the roses which were still OK to make a sort of shrine for the statue of Our Lady, which was surrounded by blue votive lights on this the last day of her month of May. People seemed to like this so I am hoping to do something similar, at or around, The Assumption.
After Mass we had the Annual Chapel Meeting during which it was decided to support the charity “Send a Cow” for a year. During the meeting I presented a framed certificate to Richard on his appointment as Warden Emeritus for his long service to the Hospital Chapel over very many years.