HC Deb 10 November 1926 vol 199 cc1094-6W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Pensions what facilities are afforded the inmates of the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Orpington, Kent, to attend Divine worship?


Part-time chaplains, representing the Church of England, Free Churches and the Roman Catholic Church, respectively, have been appointed to this institution, and Church of England and Free Church Services are held every Sunday morning in the institution in separate rooms, suitably furnished and set aside for the purpose. The Roman Catholic patients attend Mass each Sunday at the Roman Catholic Church in the grounds of the Roman Catholic Orphanage, immediately opposite the hospital, or at the Roman Catholic Church at St. Mary Cray, Jewish pensioners (of whom there are at present only two) are visited from time to time by a Minister of their denomination, who makes appropriated arrangements for them in connection with the observances and festivals of their religion.