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Supporting All Faiths & Beliefs

Holy Communion

Support on the wards

The chaplaincy team will do all they can to ensure your religious needs are met whilst in hospital.

Christian resources

Gideon new testaments are available on all inpatient wards and other prayer and worship resources can also be loaned.

Communion

This is available on Sundays at the bedside on request; both for Roman Catholic patients and for other denominations. 

Communion can also be made available during the week. 

Islamic Resources

Copies of the Quran, along with prayer mats and shawls can be made available for the wards on request.

Jewish Resources 

Supplies to support patients or relatives celebrating a Shabbat meal on Friday evenings are available on request from the Faith Centre.

Other Resources

The chaplaincy team also keeps a stock of prayer books and scriptures from other faiths which can be provided on request.

Faith leader visits

The chaplaincy team is happy to facilitate visits from local faith group leaders.  Please do get in touch if this is required.

Prayers and Services in the Faith Centre

Christian Prayer & Worship

Monday to Friday

9.15am - Prayer

12pm - Prayer  

Tuesday and Wednesday

12pm - Communion

Friday (once per month) RC Mass - 12.15pm

When appropriate, transport can be made available to assist patients to attend the midday services.


Islamic Prayer

Friday

1.15pm - Jumm’ah Prayer

(separate facilities are provided for women’s prayer at this time).

Contacting Chaplaincy

Telephone: 01245 515244
(24hr answerphone)

Email: MEHT.Chaplain@meht.nhs.uk

Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust Broomfield Hospital
Court Road
Chelmsford 
Essex CM1 7ET

If the need for a Chaplain is urgent, contact the Hospital Switchboard on 01245 362000 or dial ‘0’ internally, and ask for the On Call Chaplain.

Stating the 

  • name of the patient
  • the ward they are on
  • and any specific Religious or other needs they may have.   

 

Chaplains are available 24/7

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