Hospice unveils Stations of the Cross
A special place of tranquillity and
reflection has been created by staff and volunteers in the beautiful woodland
gardens at St. Josephs Hospice in Thornton.
A new 'Stations of the Cross Garden' has been installed to commemorate the stages
of Jesus Christ's final journey, creating a mini pilgrimage of reflection and
meditation around 14 stations of devotion, beginning with Jesus' condemnation.
The new garden was unveiled and blessed on Thursday, 29 June
2017, by Bishop Tom
Williams in the presence of local school children, Hospice trustees, staff and
volunteers and then opened to the public on Friday, 30 June 2017.
A special service of reflection will also take place in the Stations of the
Cross garden during the Hospice's 55th Anniversary Garden Party, on Saturday, 8
July 2017, so it is hoped that lots of people will visit it then.
George Foster, chair of trustees at St. Joseph's Hospice, said:- "We are
all incredibly proud to be able to unveil this wonderful new garden which will
offer members of our community, as well as patients and their families, a
special place to visit and reflect in the peaceful woodlands at the Hospice. We
like to thank those individuals who contributed towards the garden and we look
forward to many people coming along to visit it over the coming weeks, months
and years ahead."