Dear St. Anselm’s ,
On behalf of the Anglican Chaplaincy team at VGH, and the patients, families and staff at the hospital, I wish to thank you for your support of this ministry. As you will see from our Annual Report for 2021, it was a challenging but rewarding year.
In the same way that it takes an entire village to raise a child, so it takes an entire Diocese to maintain a ministry such as VGH Chaplaincy.
Your support both financially and spiritually, through prayer and encouragement, makes a crucial difference in the lives of people who are going through a variety of “dark valleys”. We can be there for them only because you are there for us. As co-labourers with us, we are all part of the “body” of Christ working together.
I hope you enjoy reading the Report which as you can imagine, only scratches the surface of the stories we could tell. Finally, please don’t take offence if I say that we hope not to see you at VGH; but if you are a patient with us we will do our best to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
May you all be blessed in 2022 and may God’s peace and favour rest upon you, your families and your congregation,
Peace and blessings,
Reverend Bryan Rivers, Anglican Chaplain, VGH.
NB: Report below for download
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