Pastoral concern and ministry

Abba Seraphim has frequently visited his second cousin, Keith Francis Watson, now aged eighty, who lives in the Earlham Road Care House for mental health needs, in Wood Green, London, N22, which is 20.9 miles from the Church Secretariat at Charlton. Keith Watson received the clerical tonsure in April 1972 and was also ordained to the minor order of Doorkeeper by his uncle, the late Mar Georgius of Glastonbury in August 1972. Abba Seraphim had later ordained him as a Reader in June 1978. Abba Seraphim has taken the holy communion sacrament to give to Keith Watson and has also given him the holy anointing for his health issues on 16 June 2021, 23 November 2021, 18 April 2022, 13 June 2022 and 4 July 2022. The Managers of the Care home have been very attentive to his needs and the recent manager, Kediga, who was an Ethiopian Orthodox, was very pleased to encourage Abba Seraphim’s pastoral visits.