In Old Orangery
THE 72 Catholic pensioners in the Royal Military Hospital, Chelsea. are to have their own chapel. It was announced this week that the 18th century Orangery, which was damaged during the war. is to be re-built and will incorporate a Catholic chapel as well as a library
Restoration work is being done by Walker-Symondson. of Ruislip. Middlesex, and it is expected to cost £20,000. At present the Orangery. a long. single-storey building, has its windows blocked up and is ,tot in a good state of repair. Tne rebuilding is planned to be comp'eted next Spring.
At the moment, the pensioners, who form a large percentage of the 400 actually resident in the hospital, attend St. Mary's Church, Chelsea, where their chaplain is Fr. Auchinleck.