We visited Mildmay's spiritual birthplace today; St Jude and St Paul's Church in Mildmay Grove, Islington. This is the church where our Founder, William Pennefather was the vicar in the nineteenth century.
We hope to not only reconnect with Mildmay's historical roots but also to build new networks and relationships in the community that will be beneficial to all. Our aims are very much as they have always been, to serve our community and to enable life in all its fullness for everyone in our care. This, of course, aligns very well with the aims of St Judes.
We were met and shown around by the present vicar, Rev James Hill and his wife, as well as numerous other church members.
Every Tuesday afternoon the church holds a drop-in and it was lovely to see the church alive with activity. The church serves hot food and drinks and operates a food bank.
With our work with people with HIV, people who are homeless, and those rehabilitating from drug and alcohol dependency, there was very much to talk about.
We look forward to welcoming visitors from St Judes to our hospital and to fruitful future collaborations.