Thursday, 2 August 2012




The Comper Reredos in the Lady Chapel

Today I celebrated the regular weekly Mass at Ilford Hospital Chapel and, as it is the first Thursday of the month, it was with the Ministry of Healing. In the homily I talked about the man with paralysis who had been brought to Jesus by his friends and then had been lowered through the roof. I pointed out that it was the faith of the men who had carried the paralytic rather than his own faith which had enabled his healing.We were slightly down on numbers today possibly due to folk staying away due to the Olympics at Stratford (some of our people come from that area.) We are always pleased to see people so why not come on a Thursday at 12.35 p.m. and, if possible, stay for refreshments afterwards.

Tomorrow the Friends of the Hospital Chapel are meeting at 2.30 p.m. and our new Chairperson Councillor Mrs Joyce Ryan will be taking the Chair for the first time..

The Mayor of Redbridge will be visiting the Hospital Chapel on Saturday 8th September during our September Open Day.

Our next Open Day is Saturday 14th August which will include Guided Tours explaining something of the history of this wonderful gem in the middle of Ilford


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  2. A wonderful parable ... also useful as a reminder that the purpose of our Lord's miracles was to witness to his authority.