Ilford Hospital Chapel being so old takes quite a long time to warm up so I arrived early for the Christian Union Service to put on the heaters. The service was attended by the Deputy Mayor, the Mayor elect and several Councillors as well as people who work for the Borough Council. The address was given by the Revd. Francis Ackroyd who is the Chairperson of the Town Fellowship of Churches and Minister of the Vine United Reformed Church, Ilford.I welcomed people to the Chapel, did the opening prayer and played the organ for the hymns.
After the service hot cross buns and tea and coffee were served. A retiring collection raised £25 each for the Mayor’s Charities and the Hospital Chapel. Later a further donation of £10 was given to the Hospital Chapel. We look forward to welcoming the Christian Union again in December.