Chaplaincy

Caring for the spirit

The Chaplaincy Team provides spiritual, pastoral and religious care to patients, relatives and carers, as well as staff and visitors.

The team has contacts with local faith leaders of all the major world faiths and is very happy to refer to an appropriate person when a request is made. 

The Chaplaincy Team is here to support people of all faiths or none. You do not have to have an active religious faith to be able to access this service.

All our group activities are similarly open to anyone of any background.

We care for the spirit by providing:

  • regular ward visiting

  • a confidential listening resource

  • pastoral and spiritual care

  • prayer and meditation

  • religious services at the bedside (for example, bedside communion, emergency baptism)

  • the laying on of hands and anointing

  • a chapel, quiet room and multi-faith prayer room

  • bereavement support

  • local contacts for all the major world faiths

  • 24/7 emergency on-call cover.

Chaplaincy team at Royal Brompton Hospital

Members of the chaplaincy team are on site from Sunday to Thursday.

Referrals can be made:

For emergencies only
If a patient is near death, facing urgent surgery or the family requires an emergency baptism, contact our switchboard at any hour on +44(0)20 7351 8060. 

Sacred spaces

These provide places of peace and tranquillity for prayer, meditation and reflection:

  • the Chapel: Sydney Wing (level 2), next to the stairs leading to the cafeteria.

  • the Multi-faith Prayer Room: Sydney Wing (level 2), opposite the Cashiers Office.

  • the Quiet Room: Fulham Wing (level 2), on Victoria Ward.

Chaplaincy groups and services at Royal Brompton Hospital

These groups and services are for patients, relatives, staff and visitors of all faiths or none:

Location: The Chapel, Level 2, Sydney Street

The Christian Fellowship - Tuesdays 1 pm to 1.50 pm

This group is open to everyone and meets for 50 minutes. It consists of Bible study, open discussion and prayer. We follow the Lectionary readings for the year - which are shared by the main church denominations across the world. 

Healing Eucharist - Thursdays 1 pm to 1.30 pm

This service is focused on praying for healing for ourselves and our loved ones. We also pray for healing and peace in the Church, creation, and between nations. We remember the work of this Trust and hospital, its staff, care and research.

There is also an opportunity to receive the laying on of hands, anointing.

Location: The Quiet Room, Level 2, Fulham Road

The Sunday Service - Sundays 3.30 pm to 4 pm

Hymns, prayers, Bible reading and a talk (as above).

Annual festivals

Please see local publicity and notices for more information.

Friday prayers

The part-time Imam oversees Jumu'ah Prayers on a rota. Please see local information for details.  

Chaplaincy team at Harefield Hospital

You can contact our chaplaincy team at Harefield Hospital via email or phone: 

For emergencies only
If a patient is near death or facing urgent surgery, contact our switchboard at any hour on +44 (0)1895 823 737

Sacred Spaces at Harefield Hospital

The Sanctuary (Multi-faith room)

The Sanctuary (Multi-faith room) is halfway along the ground-floor corridor to the left of the main reception desk. It is available to all as a place of peace, prayer, and meditation. 

  • Thursdays at 12 pm Christian Bible Study and Prayer is held. 
  • Fridays at 12 pm Prayers for Muslims also sometimes takes place here. 

You will find Bibles, prayer mats etc. there, which you are most welcome to use. 

Prayer room

The new Prayer Room is halfway along the ground-floor corridor to the right of the main reception desk, on Maple Ward. It is a particularly appropriate space for Muslim prayer, and is where Friday prayers are usually held. 

The Chapel

The Chapel is on the first floor of the building opposite the main entrance, next to the Concert Hall. It is available to all at any time of the day or night. 

The weekly Holy Communion service is currently held in the main hospital, at 3:30 pm on Sundays. 

Regular events at Harefield Hospital

There is a weekly service of Holy Communion at 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoons in the Outpatients seating area behind main reception (please see notices for details). It includes the opportunity to receive anointing for healing for healing for yourself or on behalf of someone else. 

"Time with God" is a short informal gathering, which usually includes a short Bible study and time for prayer. It is normally held in the multi-faith room which is on the ground floor in E corridor from 12 pm to 12:30 pm on Thursdays. This is open to everyone.  

Friday Prayers for the Muslim community take place in the multi-faith room.

Christian

Church of England

St Luke's Church
Sydney Street
020 7351 7365

Chelsea All Saints
(Chelsea Old Church)
Old Church Street
020 7352 5627

St Paul's Church
Onslow Square
020 7052 0551

Orthodox
Greek Orthodox Cathedral 
Moscow Road
020 7229 7260

Russian Orthodox Cathedral 
Ennismore Gardens
020 7581 9095

Coptic Orthodox Church 
Allen Street 
W8 6UX
020 7937 5782

Serbian Orthodox 
89-91 Lancaster Road 
W11 1QQ
020 77278367

Roman Catholic

The Brompton Oratory
Brompton Road 
020 7808 0900

Methodist

Chelsea Methodist Church
155a King's Road
Chelsea
020 7352 9305

Jewish

United Synagogue
Chelsea

Smith Terrace
London SW3
020 7352 6064

The Chelsea Synagogue
44 Grosvenor Road 
SW1 4NR
020 7629 0196

Muslim

London Central Mosque
Regent's Park
NW8 7RG
020 7725 2201

Sikh

The Central Gurdwara
62 Queensdale Road
W11 4SG
020 7603 2789

Baha'i

Baha'i Centre
27 Rutland Gate
SW7 1PD
020 7584 2566

Christian Science

First Church of Christ Scientist
8 Wright's Lane 
Kensington 
W8 6TA
020 7937 3389

Zoroastrian

Zoroastrian House
88 Compayne Garden
West Hampstead 
NW6 3RU
020 7328 6018

If you would like to worship with a local church, there are three friendly ones in the village:

  • Harefield Baptist Church - almost opposite the hospital's main entrance.
    • 10.30am - Sunday (Family service)
    • 8.00pm - Wednesday (Prayer)
  • St Paul's Catholic Church - Merle Avenue, on the right just at the other end of the high street.
    • 9.15am - Monday - Saturday (Mass)
    • 9.00am and 11.00am - Sunday (Mass) - Saturday (Vigil 6.30pm) 
  • St Mary’s Anglican Church, on Church Hill, past St Paul's RC Church and halfway down the hill on the left (about 15-20 minutes walk).
    • Sunday
      • 8.00am - (Holy Communion)
      • 10.30am - (Main Service)
      • 6.30pm - (Evening Prayer)
    • Wednesday
      • 10.00am - (Holy Communion, at The Church Hall on the high street)