On Wednesday, 4 July, residents at Southern Cross Care’s Edens Landing gathered with staff and invited guest to celebrate the opening and blessing of a new Chapel for the site.
Southern Cross Care Chief Executive Officer, Michael Bowers, said both staff and residents were delighted by the addition of this important sacred space. He said, “We are proud to be able to provide a special place of prayer and worship for the residents of this community”.
The blessing and opening of the Chapel by Bishop Ken Howell, Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, was the culmination of a consultation and planning process that began over 6 months ago. Residents from the retirement village and aged care facility, staff members and the Southern Cross Care Board contributed to the design of the Chapel space.
Bishop Howell commended the Board and Management of Southern Cross Care for placing the Chapel within the residential facility. In his homily he noted, “The blessing of this chapel is significant. At the heart of this complex is to be this place of prayer and worship. The services here, as always are an encounter with the living God.”