Blessing from the Bishop for first birthday

SPIRITUAL. At Linden House are, from left, Mandy Sevens, Activities Organiser; the Bishop of Southampton, Rt Revd Jonathan Frost; resident Frances Evans; Revd Jo Mulliner, Curate at St Thomas's Church in Lymington; and resident Laurie Wayman.

One of the South’s most senior religious figures helped residents at Linden House celebrate their home’s first birthday.

The Bishop of Southampton, Rt Revd Jonathan Frost, blessed the Lymington dementia care home, praising its ‘inspirational work’.

His visit was a chance to meet residents and staff while touring the home’s therapeutic, memory-themed spaces.

Rt Revd Frost said he was “delighted to share in this very special occasion marking the first year of Linden House.”

He added: “It is a privilege to meet team members and residents and to see this beautiful home where such inspirational work is done. The love, care and support provided is what makes this a place of peace, stability and joy.”

At the start of his visit, the Bishop gave a reading from St Mark’s Gospel during a Communion service led by Douglas Marcuse, Licensed Lay Minister at St Thomas Church in Lymington. Accompanying the Bishop was St Thomas Curate, Revd Jo Mulliner.

Mandy Sevens, Colten Care Activities Organiser, said: “It was lovely to welcome such a senior church figure. A spiritual theme is very important for our residents and the Bishop gave thanks for the work of all care workers in the local area.”

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