“Being in hospital gives us lots of time to think, which can be very difficult when the future is uncertain and we don’t know where our next home will be,” says the Revd Julia Chamberlin, volunteer chaplain at the North Walsham Community Hospital.
“A frequent question asked by patients is, ‘When can I go home?’ But for many patients the stark reality is that they are no longer well enough to return to the home and life they have held so dear – the home they have raised their family in, the gardens they have loved and tended for years and the neighbours and friends they have shared their lives with.
“‘I know it in my head’, said one patient, ‘but I can’t accept it in my heart, I just feel so sad.’ It is in times such as these that care and understanding, love and prayerfulness are so important.”
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Reaching out to those in modern day slavery
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Following Jesus through the roof
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