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A Serene Sanctuary: Barton Brook Care Home Unveils New Prayer Room

We Care Group - 14 June 2024

Barton Brook Care Home Manchester

Barton Brook Care Home, a cherished member of the We Care Group family and a leading provider of residential and dementia care for older people, is thrilled to announce the completion of a new multi-faith prayer room. This serene space is designed to offer residents, staff, and their families a tranquil retreat for reflection and spiritual solace.

The inspiration behind this uplifting project came from Steve Wardley, the new maintenance operative at Barton Brook. Steve Wardley, alongside his dedicated team, embarked on the journey of transforming an underutilised room into a haven of peace. The project, which included design and decoration ideas from residents, was a pleasure for everyone involved, and was met with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring it was completed on schedule, with Steve also donating personally many of the items and furnishings.

The unveiling of the prayer room was a momentous occasion, marked by a special service conducted by The Reverend Jenny Lewis from St Andrews Church in Eccles, Manchester. Reverend Lewis, a beloved figure in the local community renowned for her work with the elderly, was full of praise for the new prayer room. “I delight in sharing what we have done here with my congregation,” she said, emphasising the room’s importance as a peaceful and spiritual sanctuary within Barton Brook.

This kind of positive feedback is invaluable to Barton Brook. Reverend Lewis’s appreciation and support underscore the significance of the prayer room to the broader community. Her recognition of the space as a peaceful retreat for residents and their families highlights the successful realisation of Steve Wardley and his team’s vision.

Clare Margrave, the Home Manager at Barton Brook, expressed her gratitude and joy at the successful completion of the project. “The new prayer room is a testament to our commitment to providing holistic care for our residents. It is heartwarming to see how well-received this space has been by everyone. We are incredibly proud of Steve and his team for bringing this vision to life.”

The prayer room, adorned with calming decor and comfortable seating, is designed to be an inclusive space for people of all faiths and beliefs. It provides a quiet corner where individuals can spend time in reflection, meditation, or prayer, offering a much-needed respite from daily routines.

The creation of the prayer room aligns perfectly with Barton Brook Care Home’s ethos of nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of its residents. The room is not just a space for prayer, but a symbol of the care home’s dedication to creating a nurturing and supportive environment for everyone.

Staff, residents, and their families have all expressed their appreciation for this new addition. The prayer room is already becoming a cherished part of daily life at Barton Brook, a place where moments of peace and contemplation can be found.

As Barton Brook continues to innovate and enhance the quality of life for its residents, the new prayer room stands as a shining example of the care home’s commitment to excellence and compassion. The project has set a high standard for future initiatives, showcasing what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared vision of care and respect.

Barton Brook Care Home Manchester

Steve Wardley from Barton Brook Care Home with the The Reverend Jenny Lewis

Barton Brook residents enjoying the new prayer room

Celebratory prayers for the prayer room opening

Barton Brook's new prayer room

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