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Last updated 20th October 2017

Support hospital chaplaincy

Hospital chaplains are healthcare professionals who, recognised and supported by their respective faith communities, are uniquely qualified and trained to deliver spiritual, pastoral and religious care to patients, clients and staff.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals hospital chaplains play an essential role in bringing holistic care to all who welcome their input.  Their care is offered to all, regardless of religious affiliation, belief or practice, including individuals without religious affiliation who may wish to be given spiritual support.

The Communion/Eucharistic sacraments of bread and wine should only be administered in the hospital by the ordained clergy or by laity under the direction of the employed chaplain and approved as volunteers by the Trust. It is customary in some hospitals for the Church of England chaplain to administer the Sacraments to members of other churches with whom we are in communion. This will only be done in co-operation with the chaplains of those other denominations. 

Lancashire NHS Trusts/hospitals with Church of England Chaplains

  • East Lancashire NHS Trust (Blackburn, Burnley, Pendle, Clitheroe and Accrington)
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Preston and Chorley)
  • Lancaster and Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (Lancaster)
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Lancashire Care NHS Trust (Lytham St Annes, Blackburn and Burnley)
  • Wrtightington, Leigh and Wigan NHS Trust (Wrightington)

Death. Talking about the only certainty in life along with taxes

The Chaplaincy Department at Morecambe Bay Trust runs a project called #MyLastOrders looking at the whole issues of death and dying with plenty of cake and coffee thrown in.  The project works with healthcare staff, members of the public, local 6th formers and junior doctors. Please contact Ian.Dewar@mbht.nhs.uk for more information about death cafe.