« His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh attended the opening of the Kate Marsden Memorial »

On September 3, 2019, His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh consecrated a tombstone on the grave of Kate Marsden, a well-known English public figure of the XIX-XX centuries, a philanthropist, sister of mercy and an active organizer of care for patients with leprosy in Yakutia.
Before commemorative events at the Hillington cemetery in London, His Grace Bishop gave an interview to the Yakut documentaries crew of the Arctic Film, a film company working on a film about the life and exploit of Kate Marsden.
The opening of the tombstone, built at the expense of the administration of Viluysk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), was attended by the Secretary of the Sourozh Diocese Priest Dimitry Nedostupenko, First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Great Britain A.I.  Novikov, Head of Rossotrudnichestvo in Great Britain A.A. Chesnokov, Deputy Lord Mayor of Hillington County Teji Barnes, Representative of Bishop Jonathan Goodall responsible for relations of the Church of England with the Orthodox Churches Rev. Desmond Banister, Archivist of the Catholic Archidiocese of Westminster and Dean of the Hillington County Very Rev. Nicholas Schofield, a delegation of representatives from the city of Viluysk, Yakutia, event organisers: S.I. Egorova-Johnston and S.A. Mousalimas, Russian and British public figures.
After the consecration of the tombstone, those present were able to honor the memory of Kate Marsden with solemn speeches dedicated to the merits of an outstanding Englishwoman.