In a modern 21st century hospital chaplaincy works holistically with patients, carers, and staff in caring for the human spirit by providing a confidential listening ear and non-judgmental support to persons of all faiths and beliefs.
There is usually a chaplain on-site from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. There is a Chaplain on-call from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week.
Community & Multi-faith Links
The Chaplaincy Team has links with community clergy and various faith tradition visitors. Contact can be made with a specific faith tradition leader upon receiving a specific request from a patient.
The Chaplaincy Team offers a confidential, non-judgmental listening ear and support to all members of staff, regardless of department, faith or belief.
If you wish to speak with a chaplain, please contact us through Switchboard (01206 747474).
For visiting clergy and faith leaders
We are always pleased to welcome patients' own clergy/faith leaders to the hospital and to contact visitors of other faiths if requested by patients.We are pleased to hear from clergy and faith leaders when members of their congregation are in hospital and to further good relations, mutual respect and cooperation across denominational and religious boundaries.
Chapel (The Quiet Space)
The Chapel is on the 1st floor, link corridor between the Main Block and Gainsborough (behind The MacMillan Pod). There are prayer mats, and sacred texts for several different faiths. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients, staff, and carers are welcome to come and enjoy the peace and serenity of this place, pray, or reflect.
People may write in the prayer book or hang a symbol on the chapel tree. Regular services are held throughout the week in the chapel. Times are posted on the chapel door.
If you are interested in becoming a chaplaincy volunteer, we invite you to have an informal chat with a member of the Chaplaincy team to discuss various roles, training, commitment, and support.
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Telephone: 01206 742014
Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Department,
Colchester General Hospital,
Colchester, Essex CO4 5JL