200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale's Birth

Press release from Rev Sam McGuffin, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland

Re 12th May 2020 – the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Along with countless others, I wish to honour Florence Nightingale on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of her birth. 

We are all familiar with her remarkable commitment to compassion, cleanliness, sanitary conditions and scientific methodology, but we remember also the faith in God that motivated her, and the vocation she felt nursing to be.

Today we are also thankful for all those who follow in her noble footsteps and assure them of our undying admiration and appreciation for being so willingly, skilfully and self-sacrificially at the forefront of helping us through this coronavirus crisis.