Services and prayers in the chapel

The hospital chapel is in the main concourse area. It is a multi-faith space open for anyone to use day or night, and is used regularly by patients, relatives/carers and staff as a place of quiet, prayer and reflection.

Apart from the formal services (when it is asked that the chapel space and particular faith tradition be respected) the chapel is always open for prayer.

Sundays 1100 hrs

The chapelOn Sunday mornings there is a service of Christian worship led by one of the chaplains. All patients, relatives/carers and staff are welcome to attend - it usually includes Holy Communion and lasts around 45 minutes.

This service is also broadcast on channel one of Hospedia.

Help getting to the chapel

Volunteers from the chaplaincy can provide wheelchair transport to and from the chapel for inpatients who need it. If you would like this assistance, please ask a member of the ward staff to contact the office (hospital extension 217769) - if the answer phone is on, please leave clear details of the patients name and ward.

Bedside communion

For patients who are too unwell to come down to the chapel, a member of the chaplaincy team can visit them to bring communion to them at their bedside on a Sunday morning from 0900 hrs. Please ask a member of the ward staff to contact the office (hospital extension 217769) - if the answer phone is on, please leave clear details of the patients name and ward.

Mondays 1200 hrs

Each Monday lunchtime, there is a mass for the Roman Catholic community, celebrated in the chapel by the Roman Catholic chaplain. Everyone, regardless of faith, is welcome to attend this mass. The service lasts around 30 minutes.

Tuesdays 0745 hrs - 0830 hrs (approx)

Worship, Prayer and Refreshing:

A flexible half hour when Christians from all disciplines across the hospital can drop in for worship, prayer and refreshing before going our separate ways to start the hospital day (or at the end of the hospital night!). In the Chapel space – come for as long or as short as you have. ALL welcome – clinical/research staff of every flavour as well as all others including admin, IT, portering, cleaning, med/nursing students etc

Wednesdays 1215 hrs

An informal mid-week service is held each Wednesday lunchtime in the chapel for about 30 minutes. This can provide a quiet oasis amidst the busyness of the hospital. This service takes different forms and anyone is welcome to attend.

 

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