Pastoral Care

For all faiths, or none

Our Pastoral Care Team offer spiritual support to patients, relatives and friends, and work with people of all faiths and none to help them explore:

  • their sense of meaning and purpose in life.
  • any spiritual, faith or religious attitudes, beliefs, values and concerns they may have.
  • their hopes and fears for themselves, their family and their friends.
  • the WHY? questions with regard to life – and in relation to suffering and death.
  • their life and affirm their worth by reminiscing about the past, addressing issues they want resolved, face the difficulties of the present and look to the future.

They can pray with patients and families, and offer support with meditation, contemplation and spiritual healing. They also offer communion, anointing, baptism, blessings and marriage, and can advise and assist with funeral planning, and conduct religious and non-religious services.

Our team includes Anglican, Interfaith, United Reform ministers and a number of volunteer chaplains who are associated with different church denominations. They have a contact database for those of other faiths, including the Humanist Society, and can liaise as required to arrange a meeting.

They can visit patients and families at home, through our Living Well service, and on the In-Patient Unit.

The Hospice has a small chapel which is open to everybody for quiet moments of reflection, as well as religious services for visitors and patients.

Our chaplains work Monday to Friday (and on special festivals) and provide spiritual support to patients, relatives and staff. A short service of Holy Communion takes place on a Wednesday afternoon and all are welcome.

For more information on spiritual support, which is part of the Patient & Family Support team, please contact us on 01252 729430 or email