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Faith day brings new friends to East Grinstead’s latest care home

September 5th 2012

A multi-faith blessing event brought together leaders from across East Grinstead’s religious groups.

Ten different churches took part in the event at Care UK’s Mill View care home, which saw representatives from the Catholic Church, Church of England, the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Baptists, Methodists and the Church of Scientology joining together for an afternoon of prayers, hymns and conversation.

The event on August 29 was organised by the home to ensure residents living there are able to maintain their links with their local churches.

Manager Rosemarie Gray said: ““When people move into a care home, they do not lose their faith and we are determined to ensure that, whatever their domination or interest, all our residents and staff can have the fulfilling spiritual life they choose.

“Many of our residents have also lived in the area all their lives and have built up extensive friendship networks through their churches and we want to encourage those and help them to flourish.

“The team here and the churches who took part were all very excited about the afternoon and it offered a great opportunity for people to come together.”

As well as the prayers and service, residents and visitors enjoyed music from a harpist as well as the chance to relax and chat over coffee and cake.

Rosemarie said: “We are a very new home and I hope that we will soon have an active role in the local community, with many friends to help us celebrate our residents’ events and successes.”

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Mill View care home in West Sussex offers everything you’d expect from a care home, and much more – from a coffee shop to a cinema, a shop and a beauty salon. Everyone also likes to get out and about whenever they can, with trips exploring the beautiful countryside, seaside and historic attractions closeby.

Mill View
Sunnyside Close
Dunnings Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4QW (For sat nav, please use post code RH19 4AT)

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