The Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Care (Chaplaincy)

Admission to hospital, and the experience of serious illness, often challenges people to reassess their attitudes to life, their values, relationships, and beliefs. The Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Care (Chaplaincy) provides spiritual and pastoral support for both religious and non-religious patients, visitors, and staff.

The types of support provided include:

A listening ear, when people have anxieties or concerns:

  • about their condition and/or clinical interventions and recovery;
  • about their families and friends, or personal issues;
  • about facing the end of life.

Faith-based support through:

  • access to a person who shares their faith;
  • prayers, sacraments and rituals within specific faith traditions.

Non-religious spiritual and pastoral support for people who hold non-religious world views.

The Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Care was opened at Hillingdon Hospital in on the 19th April, 2002 as a multi-faith space with a large Chapel, an Islamic prayer room and offices. It is located on the Lower Ground Floor, below the Main Entrance to the hospital.

Chaplain and volunteers

The Chaplains are available for patients, their visitors and staff. Our service is for people who hold religious beliefs, and those who hold non-religious world views. The Chaplains and a team of volunteers do this at both Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals. Volunteers are essential to the provision of a responsive and efficient Chaplaincy service.

Islamic prayer room

The Islamic Prayer Room is also located on the Lower Ground Floor. There is an entry code to open its door, available at Main Reception or the Chaplains' Office.

Chapels at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon

The Chapel at Hillingdon Hospital has facilities for people of all world faiths to worship and pray, and is available for patients, visitors, and staff. The opening times are 7.30am-8pm. A Prayer Room is available at Mount Vernon Hospital, near the Main Reception.

Religious services

Roman Catholic Mass - Sundays: 2pm
(No Mass when a priest is not available - please see Chaplaincy Notice Board for details)

Islamic Friday Prayers - Fridays: 1pm in the Chapel

Jesus Reigns Ministries
(services arranged periodically - please see Chaplaincy Notice Board for details)

Memorial Services - From time to time staff teams work with the Chaplains to prepare for memorial services and celebrations for colleagues and former colleagues who have died.

Patient leaflets

Centre for spiritual and pastoral care (339k, pdf)

Chaplaincy

Hillingdon Hospital
Telephone: 01895 279433

Mount Vernon Hospital
Telephone: 01923 844487
East and North Herts Cancer Centre
Michael Sobell House

Chaplaincy window

Chaplaincy
Telephone: 01895 279433

Roman Catholic Mass
Sundays at 2pm
No service when a priest is not available

Islamic prayers
Fridays at 1pm in the chapel

Jesus Reigns Ministries: services arranged periodically