Refurbished Luton & Dunstable Hospital is open

A special ceremony was held in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital Faith Centre and Chapel to mark its re-opening after a two-month refurbishment.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 11:53 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am
VIP guests at the opening of the refurbished chapel at the L&D Hospital

The service was led by hospital chaplain Canon Martyn Trembath with the Bishop of Bedford Richard Atkinson, Other special guests included Imam Fakhrul Islam from Hockwell Ring Masjid, Hindu priest Pujari Brijesh B Dave, Father Michael Patey, Mayor of Dunstable Peter Hollick and Major Laina Geleit from the Salvation Army.

Access to the chapel has been much improved with wheelchair/mobility friendly doors. A hearing loop system has been installed and there is also new seating, flooring and lighting, with a new altar and projector.

There is a specific Christian area so that the main space can be used for multi-faith practice.

Canon Trembath thanked everyone who had been involved in the project, including everyone who helped fundraise and said: “We now have a bright welcoming space where people of all faiths, or none, can come for quiet reflection and prayer.”