We believe at St Benet’s in showing respect, care, and love for all God’s children, especially the sick, aged, and infirm. We hope that, through the ministry our parish exercises at Ash Court care home, we reveal God’s love for all.
Ash Court is a residential nursing home for the elderly a few streets away from St Benet’s Church. A Vigil Mass of Sunday is celebrated there each week. This allows the residents to share in worship following the same readings as will be heard in St Benet’s the next day on Sunday morning. A number of people from St Benet’s join the residents for the service, which is usually held at 4pm each Saturday.
We pray that, although the residents of Ash Court find it difficult to leave their home, we can bring the hope and joy of Christ to them through visiting them and worshipping together with them.