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The Trust’s Chaplains provide spiritual, pastoral and religious care to patients, relatives and staff.
We recognise that all people have a spiritual dimension to their lives - those things which give you a sense of identity, meaning and purpose.
The Trust employs chaplains. The Senior Chaplain is the Reverend Bob Simmonds, supported by the Reverend Caroline Whitehead, the Reverend Joshua Wilson and Andy Ferguson. We also have a team of Roman Catholic Chaplains, an Iman, Richard Bentley who’s a practising Buddhist and Rupee Chagar who’s a practising Sikh.
Whatever your circumstances or beliefs, you may find that you would value the opportunity to talk with someone in confidence about your feelings or thoughts.
You do not have to be "religious" to talk to a chaplain.
We are committed to care for each individual and to respect all people regardless of race, religion, creed or belief, gender, culture or lifestyle.
Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm: 0118 322 7105.
Urgent & Out of office hours: contact switchboard (0118 322 5111) to ask for the on call chaplain.
Please mention which religion or faith if requiring a specific one.
The RBH Chapel is open and lit during the day and night and for many people is a place of prayer and quiet. (The Chapel is shut after 10.00 pm for security reasons.) The space is deeply rooted in the history of the hospital from a Christian perspective. It is located just inside the London Road entrance to the hospital in North Block.
The Sanctuary is designed to be used by people of all faiths or none and for this reason there are no religious symbols. It is a hope that people will find this space a haven of peace for quiet reflection and contemplation.
It can be found on Level 2 in the Concourse in Centre Block a short distance down the corridor to the left of the ‘Welcome Desk’.
Muslim prayers are held here on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1.00-2.00 pm and on Friday between 12.30-2.15 pm.