The Chaplaincy team offers support to patients, relatives, and staff whatever their faith or belief, whether religious or non-religious. Chaplains provide a supportive, non-judgmental confidential listening ear to all and supporting any pastoral, spiritual or religious need including provision of particular religious ceremonies such as a blessing and baptism.
As a discipline and professionals within the NHS, we respect the feelings, beliefs, and values of every individual.
Chaplains can help with the deep concerns which affect us all as human beings relating to values, purpose, meaning, and identity. Spiritual care explores issues around life, death, meaning, hope and important relationships.
We do not offer formal counselling, but we are experienced listeners, especially in times of crisis and need.
Together, as a multi faith team we work across all faith traditions by providing a whole-time and part-time chaplains and trained volunteers.
Spiritual and Religious Support
Chaplains can provide:
- A listening ear
- Religious support through prayer (general, specific i.e. before operations, end of life prayers)
- Sacramental and religious care; Holy Communion, anointing, pastoral care, emergency baptisms, Last Rites
- Naming and blessing services for babies
- Emergency relationship blessings or blessing at marriage ceremonies during a critical times.
- Liaise with local faith leaders on your behalf, when requested
- Support for your faith/spiritual needs and beliefs
- Access to religious literature (Holy Bible, Noble Qur’an, )
- Comforting presence at times of distress and anxiety and reflect upon loss, grief and new identity after injury/accident
- Support and lead funeral services for baby loss in the hospital
- Bereavement support
- Staff Support
- Bereavement support
- Memorial service after a staff loss
For patients who would like to take communion the Chaplain or an authorized member of the team can bring them Communion at their bedside. Please do ask a member of staff to contact the Chaplain.
Whilst in hospital
- Ask a member of staff to refer you to the Chaplaincy Department.
- Please call us on Extension 5751 from within the hospital or 01226 435751 from outside.
- If your call is not urgent, you can leave a message on our answer machine.
- You are welcome to use the Chapel. The Chapel open 24 hours a day and is a quiet space for all those who need to be still for a while.
- If you are mobile and permitted to leave the ward, you can visit the Chaplaincy Department office hours 08:30- 16:30 Monday – Friday.
- Please note that the Chaplaincy office is not manned at the weekends or Bank Holidays. If needing a Chaplain urgently please ask staff to contact the hospital switchboard.
- You can email us at: Chaplaincy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel Services – all are welcome
Tuesday Roman Catholic Mass
There are occasional services that are published throughout the year.
Christmas Carol service, Armistice day, Barnsley children and babies memorial service offering people a space to remember their loved ones in a sensitive and supportive way. Whether it is through the lighting of individual candles, writing messages and placing them on the memory tree, these are emotional and moving occasions .
We have Chaplains on call all day and night. In an emergency, nursing staff will contact them through the switchboard.
Accessibility & Travel Information
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