St Katharine’s Parish Church, Belfast, raised £6,000 for the new ‘Sanctuary’ being built in the Northern Ireland Hospice.
On Sunday June 14, the parish presented the money, which was the culmination of several years of fundraising, to Paul Clark, President of the Northern Ireland Hospice.
‘The Sanctuary’ in the Hospice in Somerton Road is in the process of being rebuilt. It will be a place for prayer, reflection and silence for all who visit and work in the hospice.
The Rev Canon William Taggart, rector of St Katharine’s, is the Church of Ireland Chaplain to the Hospice.
St Katharine’s also donated 120 olive wood hand held crosses carved in a village near Bethlehem. They are given to hospice patients who find comfort in knowing that when they don’t have the energy to pray Jesus is not far away. St Katharine’s has been providing the Hospice with these for the past four years.
William said: “We pray that the power of the cross, the joy of the resurrection and the presence of the Risen Lord will be with everyone who receives them.”