Chaplaincy

Providing for the pastoral, religious and spiritual care of all patients, their relatives and carers, as well as the staff.

The chaplaincy department has the responsibility of providing for the pastoral, religious and spiritual care of all patients, their relatives and carers, as well as the staff on all hospital sites. We are there for all people of any faith or none.

Pastoral and spiritual care is an integral part of the holistic care provided within our hospitals. If you would like a visit from one of the chaplains whilst you are in hospital, then either make a referral in advance of your admission to hospital or ask a member of your healthcare team on the ward to contact a chaplain on your behalf.

Chapels and quiet rooms are available for quiet, prayer and reflection on each of the hospital sites. The hospital chapels have been dedicated for Christian worship, but they are for all who wish to use these areas for personal times of quiet, prayer and reflection. These areas are open to all, day and night.

The senior Chaplain for the trust is the Reverend David Knight.

Services we offer

A listening ear

Being in hospital can be a difficult time for patients and visitors alike. With so many things going on, it is sometimes helpful to talk to someone. Our chaplains are available to listen to your concerns. All our chaplains are trained in pastoral care and offer confidential support. You don’t have to be religious to contact us.

Contact your specific religious leader

If you would like us to make contact with your local priest/ minister/ religious leader, please ask a member of your healthcare team to get in touch with us. We will endeavour to make that contact for you.

Please note: To maintain your confidentiality we can only ever make contact with your local priest/ minister/ religious leader once you have made a specific request to us.

Hospital chapels and Holy Communion

We are able to provide chapel services on all hospital sites, so please ask a member of your healthcare team to contact us for further information.

If you would like to have Holy Communion brought to your bedside, this can be arranged on request.

Day and night emergency call-out service

As chaplains we provide an emergency service night and day. If such an emergency in your situation arises and you need to see a chaplain urgently please speak to a member of your healthcare team who is able to contact one for you.

Chaplaincy teams

The Trust offers teams of chaplains from various Christian denominations and backgrounds. Whilst respecting our various traditions, we work together (ecumenically) across all wards and departments in the hospitals. Anglican (Church of England), Free Church and Roman Catholic chaplains are available throughout the Trust for people of all faiths and none.

Chaplaincy at Boston

If during your stay in hospital you would like to speak to a chaplain, please ask a member of the healthcare team to contact the chaplaincy. The chaplaincy team also provides the hospital with an emergency on-call service and can be contacted night and day by a member of nursing staff.

In non-urgent situations messages can be left on (01205) 445243 or (01205) 446871.

The team includes:

  • The Reverend Christine Bonneywell
  • The Reverend Barbara Hutchinson
  • The Reverend Martyn Chambers

Referrals can be made by email on: chaplaincy.pilgrim@ulh.nhs.uk

The chaplaincy is situated on the ground floor. Please follow the signs past the lift area to pathology and the chapel and quiet room are on the left-hand side. They are open throughout the day and night and available to patients, their families/carers and staff for times of quiet, prayer and reflection.

Chapel services take place on a Sunday morning at 10am. If you would like to attend the Sunday service, please inform a member of the healthcare team on your ward and they will arrange or you to be collected and returned to the ward, if required.

For disabled access information about this department, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Chaplaincy at Grantham

If during your stay in hospital you would like to speak to a chaplain, please ask a member of the healthcare team to contact the chaplaincy.

The chaplaincy team are available in Grantham on Tuesday and Friday mornings and can be contacted at all other times either through the hospital switchboard or by asking healthcare professional on the ward.  The team includes:

  • The Reverend Heather Nesbitt
  • The Reverend Barbara Chambers

The hospital chapel is situated on the ground floor near the entrance to the maternity block and the stairs to wards 1 and 2. The chapel remains open throughout the day and night and is available to patients, their families/carers and staff for times of quiet, prayer and reflection.

Although there is no chapel service on a Sunday, there is a service of Holy Communion on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am. A team of dedicated chapel volunteers collect patients for the service and return them to the wards once the service has finished. Arrangements can also be made for patients who would like to receive Holy Communion on the ward or at their bedside.

For disabled access information about this department, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Chaplaincy at Lincoln

If during your stay in hospital you would like to speak to a chaplain, please ask a member of the healthcare team to contact the chaplaincy. The chaplaincy team also provides the hospital with an emergency on-call service and the duty chaplain can be contacted night and day via a member of your healthcare team on the ward.

In non-urgent situations messages can be left on (01522) 573080 (please note these messages may not necessarily be picked up on the same day they are left).

The team includes:

  • The Reverend David Knight (Senior Chaplain)
  • The Reverend Alison Amelia
  • The Reverend Pamela Beattie
  • The Reverend Keith Tomlin
  • The Reverend Kevin Pearson
  • The Reverend Matthew Jakes (Roman Catholic)

Referrals can also be made by email on: chaplaincy.lincoln@ulh.nhs.uk

The hospital chapel is situated on level 2, close to wards, main reception and the shop. The chapel remains open throughout the day and night and is available to patients, their families/carers and staff for times of quiet, prayer and reflection.

There is a chapel service at 3pm every Sunday.  Arrangements can also be made for patients who would like to receive Holy Communion on the ward or at their bedside.

For disabled access information about this department, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Chaplaincy at Louth

If during your stay in hospital you would like to speak to a chaplain, please ask a member of the healthcare team to contact the chaplaincy. The emergency on-call chaplain can be contacted day and night via your health care worker on the ward. The team includes:

The hospital chapel is situated on the right-hand side of the corridor leading to Manby and Carlton wards. The chapel is open throughout the day and night and is available to patients, their families/carers and staff for times of quiet, prayer and reflection.

There are currently no regular chapel services at Louth hospital.   Bedside Holy Communion is available on all wards at some point on a Sunday (and on other days upon request).

How to contact us

There are teams of chaplains in each of the hospitals and as a department we offer an emergency call-out service night or day, every day of the year. If you require the services of a chaplain urgently, then you should speak to a member of your healthcare team and ask them to contact the on-call chaplain.

For all non-urgent requests, messages can be left in the respective chaplaincy offices.