Rev Bob Davies of the Methodist Church is one of a multi faith team of
Below Bob talks about some activities below
Patients made an embroidered wall hanging to decorate
the multi≠faith prayer room.
Davies admires the wall hanging
permission of The Advertiser
service users at the adult mental health facility on the hospital's
site spent many painstaking hours in art classes producing the piece,
which features a number of intricately designed panels
with a variety of colourful images.
therapy technician Neil Smith, who runs the art classes, said:
"This has been the most challenging and interesting project we
have undertaken. It gave those involved the opportunity to research,
plan and produce a significant piece
of art work.
people who attend the art sessions are very keen for patients' work to
in public areas of the hospital,"
prayer room, which opened in 1997, is used for either prayer or
contemplation by any staff or patients
and is run by the
hospital's chaplaincy service.
hanging was unveiled before two of those who had worked on it, Marie
Wright and Sylvia Rhodes, as well as chaplaincy staff and
Pennine Care Trust and the Acute Trust.
Rev Bob Davies, chaplaincy manager, said:
"The chaplaincy is thrilled to receive this moving expression of
article and photo are reprinted from an article in the Tameside
Advertiser, Thursday 10th January 2008.
„ The Methodist
Church, Ashton- under- Lyne Circuit 2010
Charity No. 1136791
updated January 11, 2019