Chaplain

Ged studied Linguistics and Education at York University, followed by a year working for the Richmond Fellowship alongside teens and young adults with mental health problems.

In 1984 she joined the Carmelite Monastery outside York where she was a member of the community until 2006, when she left the Community and moved to Cambridge.

She trained as a Spiritual Director with the Cambridgeshire Courses in Spiritual Direction (CCSD) and has been practising the art of spiritual accompaniment since then, doing further training in Supervision, Godly Play and Values Based Reflective Practice.

In 2013 she was awarded an MA in Pastoral Theology. For three years she worked in parish ministry as a Parish Pastoral Assistant.

She has been working as a part-time chaplain at Addenbrookes since 2010 and in 2016 became the Spiritual Care Lead at Kneesworth House Hospital (a Medium secure psychiatric hospital).

She has a wide range of interests, including cycling, roller skiing and language learning. Putting her feet up and doing nothing also features on her list of priorities!

Box number: 105

Extension: 217769

Bleep: 9 07623 360870

E-mail: gerardine.mchale@addenbrookes.nhs.uk