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Spiritual and Pastoral Support

Cover imageWhen facing health difficulties, like any experience in life, there is often a need to question what is happening.  We aim to provide spiritual and pastoral care to patients, carers and staff and to meet specific religious needs across the trust.

We can support you

Spirituality and religion both recognise that the journey of ‘making sense’ of our experiences embraces heart, soul and spirit as well as mind and body. We can accompany you on this journey or simply provide an opportunity to discuss how the experience of illness impacts on your life.

We can make provision for particular religious needs to be met and are in contact with local faith groups. However, whatever your beliefs you are still welcome to receive support.

For further information about spiritual and pastoral care, download our leaflet.

You can also watch our video:

Contact our chaplains

Guy Harrison is the Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care. Charlotte Collins is Deputy. Jean Fletcher and Anne Douglas are our Team Chaplains.

They visit our inpatient wards and unit on a regular basis and staff will be happy to put you in touch with them. If you receive care from a community team, please ask your care co-ordinator to do this for you.

Spiritual and pastoral care is also offered in our community hospitals throughout Oxfordshire, where trust chaplains work with local  religious leaders to provide you with any support you or your family need.

You are more than welcome to contact one of the chaplains directly and they will be happy to offer any support you might need.

Find a place of peace in our sanctuaries

Our sanctuaries provide a place of peace in the midst of the busy daily life of hospital sites. You are very welcome to join one of our weekly services:

Warneford Hospital Sanctuary
Tuesdays 2.15pm

Whiteleaf Sanctuary, Aylesbury
Please refer to the notice board for times of services.

Last updated: 14 August, 2017

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