Spiritual care

When the big questions such as ’why me?’ are playing on someone’s mind, or they’re feeling great fear and anxiety, spiritual support can be a huge comfort. Regardless of faith or belief, we are here for people, families and carers to bring peace of mind. We can also help with any religious needs people have, or if we can't help, we'll connect them with people who can.

The sanctuary is situated to the far end of the Winter corridor and can be accessed from there or through the doors in the glass corridor which lead through the Bradbury gardens. This is an area for quiet reflection and has materials to support reflection as well as artefacts to support faith-based worship. You are welcome to use these materials either in a patient’s room, the sanctuary or the gardens – the choice is yours.

How our spiritual care team can help you

Visits from a patient's own minister or religious leader are encouraged and welcomed. Our team can help you to arrange those visits if you would like.

The Sanctuary is open 24 hours a day and offers a space for peace, quiet and reflection. There are books and artefacts from the major faith groups, and music which may be helpful to some. A candle can be lit as a sign of concern or prayer, love or longing.

Rather than organising regular services at the Hospice we prefer to meet patients and relatives wherever and whenever they wish. Communion, prayers and other sacraments can be brought to the bedside, or somewhere else in the Hospice, if you would like.

Our spiritual care team can offer:
  • Meditations to help calm and relax
  • Friendship
  • Time for you
  • A listening ear
  • Confidentiality

Our spiritual care team can often be found on the ward. At other times please ask a member of staff to contact them for you.

Download our spritiual care information

Thorpe Hall spiritual care