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Official opening of refurbished hospital faith centre and chapel

A special ceremony was held this week in the Faith Centre and Chapel at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital to mark its re-opening following a two month refurbishment project.

The service was led by hospital chaplain Canon Martyn Trembath and Bishop Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford. Other special guests from the local community included Imam Fakhrul Islam from Hockwell Ring Masjid, Hindu Priest Pujari Brijesh B Dave, Father Michael Patey, Mayor of Dunstable Peter Hollick and Major Laina Geleit from the Salvation Army.

Access to the chapel space has been much improved with wheelchair/mobility friendly doors and a hearing loop system has been installed. There is also new seating, flooring and lighting, and a new altar and projector. The refurbishment has meant that the space is much more accessible and welcoming for patients, visitors and staff , and now has a specific Christian area so that the main space can be used for multi faith practice.

Hospital chaplain Canon Martyn Trembath said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us with this project including all the people who have fundraised for us, the hospital Charitable Fund and staff and volunteers. We now have a bright welcoming space where people of all faiths, or none, can come for quiet reflection and prayer.”

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