For everyone, the chaplaincy visits the wards offering spiritual and pastoral support through attentive listening. For people of faith, they ensure their cultural, spiritual and religious needs are met and are able to put patients in touch with the spiritual adviser of their choice. For Christians, they offer Holy Communion, the Anointing of the Sick, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Prayer and Bible reading. For the non-religious, pastoral support is offered and/or the opportunity for patients to be put in contact with a suitable advisor of their choice.
There are Gideon’s New Testaments in every bedside locker. There are leaflets explaining the work of chaplaincy in the holder next to the stained glass window (left of the Exit doors to Main Foyer, Level 2).
We are assisted in our work by a group of dedicated ward visitors, consisting of religious and non-religious volunteers.
- Morning Prayer (Christian) is normally said at 08.30am each weekday. Worship on saints’ days and holy days as announced.
- Sunday Service of Holy Communion at 10.00am and Distribution of Holy Communion to bedside.
- Thursday Service of Holy Communion at 12.00 midday.
- Friday Catholic Mass 8.15am and Muslim Prayers 1pm.
- Muslim Pray daily from approximately 1.00pm.
- Friday Muslim Congregational Prayers approximately 1.00pm.