Wembley’s dementia choir raises the roof at Southwark Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 17:31 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:31 23 November 2018

The Memory Cafe Choir sing at Southwark Cathedral. Pic: Francis Henry

The Memory Cafe Choir sing at Southwark Cathedral. Pic: Francis Henry


A dementia choir from Wembley raised the roof at a special concert in Southwark Cathedral.

The Memory Café choir rounded off an evening of music where they joined other choirs at a Raise Your Voices concert on November 8.

Vicar Steve Morris said: “The trip to Southwark was an honour, but also a great adventure.

“It is good to be part of something good and helps us all to feel better about the world.

“We started off with just a small group and now we have started a movement that’s spreading.”

The memory café runs on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm at St Cuthbert’s Church in Carlton Avenue West.

Dementia sufferers and their carers gather for quizzes, exercise and a life-affirming choir led by Francis Henry and Anna Mitchell.

Mr Henry added: “The choir is an expression of joy in the face of this awful illness.”

He added: “It has become a great place of community building.”

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