Residents’ joy at visit from Archbishop

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (centre) atb Fosbrooke House with (from left)  manager Paul Smith, deputy manager Melanie Edwards, Rev Michael Taylor and Rev Nick Wells
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (centre) atb Fosbrooke House with (from left) manager Paul Smith, deputy manager Melanie Edwards, Rev Michael Taylor and Rev Nick Wells
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Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu led a service in the chapel and met residents and staff when he visited the Fosbrooke House supported living complex in Lytham .

There has been a Church of England Pensions Board scheme at Fosbrooke House for more than 60 years.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu with Canon Ron Jackson and Canon Thorley Roe

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu with Canon Ron Jackson and Canon Thorley Roe

In 2004, the accommodation was rebuilt to meet the needs of older people who want to remain independent with the benefit of supportive staff and a caring community.

There are now more than 30 flats at the site at Clifton Drive, which was named after the Venerable H L Fosbrooke, a former Archdeacon of Lancaster.

Paul Smith, manager at Fosbrooke House, said afterwards : “We were all very excited to meet the Archbishop and grateful for him taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our marvellous community here at Fosbrooke House.”

The Archbishop said: “It is always a great pleasure to spend time with those who have given so much in the service of God and His church.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu talking to Fr Peter Grierson

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu talking to Fr Peter Grierson

“It was wonderful to exchange stories of all that we have seen God doing in our lives and ministries.

“It was good to meet residents and also spend time with the staff whose wonderful work supports people to live independent lives.”

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