The Chaplaincy responds to the religious and non-religious spiritual needs of our residents, patients, relatives and staff by meeting the requirements of faith and the human desire for another person to be there for them.
“Spirituality is the essence of what it means to be human. It is the core of the person. All people are spiritual beings and that is expressed in both religious and non-religious ways.
Spiritual care affirms the value of each and every individual. It acknowledges the place of cultural traditions, religion and personal relationships in a person’s life.”
Geoff Coyne, RHN Chaplain
Through the pastoral, spiritual and emotional support to anyone who needs it, the Chaplaincy
- provides ministers of different faiths
- holds chapel-based religious services and times of prayer
- offers ward-based spiritual and pastoral support
- is a listening ear, general pastoral counsel, and one-to-one support where needed
- gives bereavement support
The chapel also known as the Sanctuary is open every day as a quiet space for private reflection, meditation, prayer and also as a place for community prayers and worship. It is located on the ground floor near the North Door.
The Chaplaincy team includes
Pastor Geoff Coyne, Lead Chaplain
Reverend Jack O’Grady (Church of England)
Monseigneur Matthew Dickens (Roman Catholic)
Iman Shoaib Vawda (Muslim)