(Photo credit: Dublin & Glendalough United Dioceses)
The annual Service of Remembrance on Tuesday (12th February 2013) at The Salvation Army’s Granby Centre in Dublin provided an opportunity for staff, service users and their families to give thanks for blessings and good things which have happened in the past year; for strength to overcome future challenges and opportunities; as well as remembering all those who have attended the centre in previous years.
This year’s special guest, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin for the Anglican Church of Ireland, helped lead a short prayer in the service before speaking with staff and those staying at the centre.
Following the service the Archbishop was then presented with The Salvation Army’s book, Portraits – A Month in the Life of The Salvation Army. There was then the opportunity for all those that attended to place handwritten messages of personal hopes for the future as well as remembering those that had passed away on the centre’s memorial tree.
Margaret Doyle, Centre Manager, Granby Centre, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome families and friends once again to this annual occasion. The Remembrance Service is a fantastic tradition which offers a message of hope and love to those who live both in the Granby Centre and their families. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed having the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson with us this morning and thank him for taking such an interest in our work.’
Pictured above: Regional manager of Homelessness Services at the Salvation Army, Malcolm Page; the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson; Major Stuart Dicker and Major Gillian Dicker of the Salvation Army; and manager of the Salvation Army’s Granby Centre, Margaret Doyle.