A new purpose built prayer room will be open on Wednesday 18 July with Penny Coates, Managing Director, East Midlands Airport on hand to officially open the new facility.
To mark the opening, a Cairn, (a rock around which stones can be placed as a physical sign of a prayer or an act of remembrance) has been placed in the room. To open the room, the Mayor of Melton Mowbray will lead representatives from Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire by placing the first stones on the Cairn.
The new and improved prayer room, which has additional wash facilities to accommodate religious rights is located in the airports check in hall. The facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and will be accessible to anybody who wishes to visit for worship, prayer or quiet reflection.
The new facility includes a separate space for private contemplation and a Chaplains office is also available to those wishing to have a personal consultation with a member of the team.
The opening will also be marked with a short service, led by Reverend Roy Monks and the Airport Chaplaincy team, on Wednesday 18 July at 10am.
British Isles and Eire Airport Chaplaincy Coordinator Reverend Roy Monks, based at East Midlands Airport said
“Following several years of hard work and dedication it is fantastic to have a purpose built prayer room with facilities for all. The new room is a wonderful place for quiet contemplation and a great satisfaction to have provided a calming place for worship for passengers, local businesses and employees on site. The new prayer room is a great place for anyone who wants to drop in for some quiet time; it’s a real sanctuary of peace.”