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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.
The team consists of a number of chaplains across different faiths. In addition to the head of chaplaincy-spiritual care, Claire Carson, we have:
Christian (Free Church, Roman Catholic and Anglican), Muslim and Jewish chaplains. We also have a number of volunteer representatives from other faith traditions.
If a representative for your faith is not listed above, or if you would like to speak to a humanist, we will be happy to arrange a representative for you where possible.
- 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.
Monday to Friday 12noon
- Mass (Roman Catholic)
- Muslim Prayers
- Mass (Roman Catholic)
- Morning Prayer (Anglican and Free Church)
Religious scriptures, books and prayer items are available in our Multi-Faith Quiet Room.
General enquiries: 020 8725 3285
Anglican, Free Church, Muslim and Jewish chaplains: 020 8725 3285
Roman Catholic chaplains: 020 8725 3069
If your request is urgent and you need to contact a chaplain, please ask a member of staff to contact us via switchboard.
To make referrals that are non urgent you can either call 3285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spiritual Care Centre is located on the ground floor of Grosvenor Wing and is open 24 hours a day as a place for quiet prayer and reflection.
Further information and resources
- Paediatric Chaplaincy Network
- Faith at end of life – A resource for professionals, providers and commissioners working in communities
- Guidance on spiritual and religious needs of patients at the end of life
- Religious Festivals Calendar 2018