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The Chaplaincy-Spiritual Care Team is here for everyone.

We are a multi-faith, multi-denominational team who offer spiritual and religious care to patients, staff, visitors and volunteers. You do not have to think of yourself as ‘religious’ to make use of our service.

Some people may value the opportunity to talk to someone about what is happening to them and how they feel about the changes they may be facing.

For many patients, being ill and/or experiencing a trauma of some kind can turn their world upside down. It can challenge their identity – who they are, how they see themselves and their relationships.

Our aim is to enhance patient and carer experience and offer support to staff.

If you would like to support our chaplaincy service, you can do so via St George’s Hospital Charity here, just make sure to write ‘Chaplaincy’ in the box stating ‘I would like to support the following Ward or Department’.

Our team

The Chaplains:

St George’s University Hospital

  • Laura Hunt Head of Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care
  • The Rev David Kwakye-Saka Healthcare Chaplain
  • Laura Hunt Healthcare Chaplain
  • Fr Mark Higgins Roman Catholic Chaplain
  • Sr Tram Nguyen Roman Catholic Chaplain
  • Imam Suliman Gani Muslim Chaplain
  • Saida Mohamed-Mourched Muslim Chaplain
  • Agatha Arthur-Bossah Chaplain
  • The Rev. Pauline Dawkins, Healthcare Chaplain.

We offer

  • Support for you, your relatives or friends.
  • Time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
  • A caring, sensitive and non-judgmental ear.
  • Religious care in response to your individual needs.
  • Support for staff.

What is spiritual care?

Spiritual care doesn’t have to be religious. Spiritual care is about valuing and respecting who people are, whatever their religion, culture, background, gender or sexuality.

The spiritual care team at St George’s have no agenda or tick lists. Instead, we aim to simply be there, to support patients, relatives and staff alike through both the extraordinary and the ordinary.

Service times

• Monday to Friday 12 noon – Mass (Roman Catholic)
• Monday 1.15pm – Mindfulness
• Wednesday 11.00am – The Celebration of Holy Communion (an inclusive service for all Christians)
• Friday 1pm – Muslim Prayers
• Sunday 10am – Mass (Roman Catholic)
• Wednesday 11.00am – The Celebration of Holy Communion (an inclusive service for all Christians)

Religious scriptures, books and prayer items are available in our Multi-Faith Quiet Room.

Contact information

Call us at St George’s Hospital on 020 8725 3071 to be in touch with Chaplains for the Church of England, Free Church and Muslim community; or on 020 8725 3069 to reach the Roman Catholic Chaplains.

The Chaplains at Queen Mary’s Hospital can be reached on 020 8487 6102.

Drop us a line at chaplains@stgeorges.nhs.uk for general enquiries or service information, or at catholicchaplains@stgeorges.nhs.uk to reach our Catholic chaplaincy team.

To reach the Chaplains urgently out-of-hours, please contact the switchboard and ask them to page the on-call Chaplain for the faith or belief you need.

Further information and resources