Pastures new for Banbury nursing home

A NEW chaplain has been licensed to minister to the elderly residents of Banbury’s state-of-the-art Green Pastures Nursing Home.

Bishop Colin with the Revd Hazel Scarr and Margaret Clark, chair of the board of directors, in the garden at the new Green Pastures building.

The new home, which boasts a picturesque sensory garden, a drop-in dementia café, and a hairdressing salon, replaces the old Green Pastures building. The Green Pastures story began in the 1990s when Muriel Briggs was looking for a nursing home for an elderly aunt. While praying, Muriel got a sense that she should take this need to the churches in Banbury. After much prayer, money was raised and building work began on the original building.

The new Green Pastures building is bigger and better designed to meet the needs of those with dementia. Prayer is still a regular part of daily life. During a special service in the new building, The Revd Hazel Scarr was commissioned as the chaplain.