Total of beds occupied in 1943 at the Catholic Seamen's Home, 61, Lambert R pad, Victoria Dock, London, was 5.625, states the annual report, just out.
The Horne was four times damaged by enemy action, but the Superior Council of the S.V.P. has in every Ease promptly footed the bill for immediate repairs, so that at no time has the Home ceased to be a place of refuge and comfort for those who seek its hospitality.
"The time is past," says the report. " when cubicles can be considered adequate accommodation for our seamen ashore, and WC are committed to a programme of alteration and redecoration in the penile rooms on the ground floor, the substitution of existing cubicles by single bedrooms, each equipped with a suitable bed, cupboards, etc., hot and cold water, and separate windows giving light an air This will for the time reduce the num ber of beds available, butas the Port of Lbretion is less in use to-, day than in normal times. the occasion for 'he change seemed propitious. These alterations will involve a capital expenditure of some E2,000."
Mgr. Charles Payne, Vicar-General of Nottingham and parish,priest of St. Mary's, Derby, has been seriously ill. and prayers were asked on his behalf throughout the diocese on Sunday.