Please contact the Chaplain’s office directly to check whether the services below have been affected due to Covid-19 Restrictions.
General visits and pastoral care
If you would like to talk to a Chaplain about any issue you may be facing please do feel free to stop them if you see them in person around the hospital, call at the Chaplain’s office or use the Contact Us page to book an appointment.
If you would like a Chaplain to visit a patient on a ward for a friendly chat, please do contact us.
Sunday Services & Holy Communion
Holy Communion takes place at both hospitals at 10.30am on Sundays. Everyone is welcome to join us. It can also be received on wards for patients who are unable to join us.
Jumu’ah Prayer (Friday)
Friday prayers take place weekly in the Hospital Chapels at each site. Ablution facilities are available.
Emergency Baptism or Blessings
Emergency Baptism or Blessings can be administered at the request of the baby’s family. Staff are able to contact the on-call Chaplain if requested.
Gathering of Remembrance
Gathering of Remembrance events are held every six months by the Trust and are an opportunity for families who have suffered pregnancy loss or the death of a baby to gather and commemorate the lives of their babies.
The events have been resumed following a pause due to Covid-19 and are open to families of all faiths and beliefs and will include readings, reflection and the reading of names of children who have passed. Representatives from across our Maternity services and local communities will be in attendance.
If you would like to attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to register your attendance. If you are unable to attend but would still like to be involved in the gathering or have your child’s name read out, please contact email@example.com.
Further information is available from the Maternity Team on the following link: Maternity Bereavement Care – SaTH.
Prayer Trees have been introduced at each hospital Chapel to provide a way for people to request a prayer for someone important to them, for a team they would like to recognise or for people they would like to be remembered. Prayers can be hung onto the trees and each tree will be pruned at the end of the month, leaves gathered, dedicated, and then disposed of in a sensitive way.