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Chaplaincy services

Our philosophy of care is based on ‘respect for all'. The Chaplaincy honours the uniqueness and life style of each person, with respect that is free from judgement. We believe that spiritual care complements the patient’s clinical care journey and contributes to the healing process.

The Chapel is always open to patients, visitors and staff. There is a quiet room and library in the back of the Chapel. The quiet room is open to all faiths and none, for prayer or contemplation. Elders or ministers of other religions can be contacted through the Chaplaincy. All ministrations of the church are available from the sacraments of Holy Communion, anointing, confession and absolution, baptism and commendation (last rites).

Chaplains are available throughout the day, and an on call Chaplain is also available out of hours and at weekends/bank holidays. Chaplains are available for private counselling in strictest confidence.

You do not have to be religious to speak to the Chaplain, who will not try to 'convert' you, but will listen to your concerns.

If your call is more urgent, or out of hours, the duty Chaplain may be contacted via Switchboard on (01202) 303626.

For non–urgent matters, ring the Switchboard and ask for Ext. 4221. A messaging service will take your call if the Chaplain is not available.


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