On Tuesday 7th February the Trustees continued with their visits to our homes and projects when Bishop Marcus and Sue Rix went “on tour”.
Their first stop of the afternoon was Foundry Mill where staff, together with the tenants and some family members, gave Bishop Marcus and Sue a really warm welcome. Light refreshments were on offer and the tenants spoke warmly of their stay at Foundry Mill and in particular how safe they felt. The highlight of the visit was Chris, who lives at Foundry Mill, presenting Bishop Marcus with a framed picture of a house he had drawn.
All too soon it was time to move on to the next stop, the children’s home. Here another warm welcome awaited from staff and young people. Bishop Marcus and Sue were treated to a tour of the home, including the new flats, and there was time for a chat with staff before tea and cake. Bishop Marcus commented on the challenging work being undertaken so well. Sue Rix was so pleased to see such a significant positive change in a young person she had first met a couple of years ago, which confirmed the bishop’s observations.
The final destination of the tour was The House of Light where residents, staff, family members and Trustees from the House of Light Trust were gathered. It was great to see the residents so looking forward to the visit; in fact we were only half way down the drive when George opened the front door with a beaming smile. There was lots talk about over a cup of tea accompanied by the last of the Christmas cake before George and Caroline on behalf of all the residents proudly showed Bishop Marcus and Sue around their home.
At the end of a busy tour Sue Rix said “what an amazing afternoon”. She had felt privileged to have been on the visits further commenting “a total joy to be with some of God’s chosen ones both residents and staff”