Spiritual and pastoral care at St Joseph’s Hospice represents a specific and professional discipline. The Mission and Chaplaincy teams work with other disciplines across the Hospice to provide a holistic, patient centred service, which includes ministry to patients and their loved ones.
Spiritual and pastoral care is about demonstrating respect and care. It is also about listening with compassion and helping to create a space which recognises the spiritual and religious needs of the patient and their loved ones as required.
We have a committed multi-faith Chaplaincy Team to help deliver this essential care to our patients, their loved ones and to our staff and volunteers. Our Chaplains are Roman Catholic, Anglican, Muslim and Jewish.
The Chaplaincy Team can also arrange support for people of diverse cultures and faith traditions or none, acknowledging what is important and meaningful for them. The rights of patients and their loved ones to have access to spiritual care by members of their own faith is respected and enabled where possible on request.
We have a beautiful chapel and a quiet multifaith prayer room set aside for reflection and prayer. Both the chapel and the quiet room are open to those of any faith and no faith, and provides a space for quiet reflection.