The Chaplaincy at King’s

Coming to hospital can cause many different emotions in patients, relatives, carers and friends. You may want to talk to one of our chaplains or volunteer ward visitors in confidence.

The All Faith team

The Chaplaincy team offers spiritual, religious or pastoral support to people of all faiths and beliefs, religious and non-religious.

You can talk to chaplains from the Christian and Muslim faiths. We can also call community faith leaders representing the major world religions and the Humanist Association to support you. The chaplains are assisted by a group of volunteer ward visitors.

Peace and quiet

St Lukes Chapel

In a busy hospital you may need a space where you can reflect in peace and quiet. These spaces are open every day:

  • St Luke's Chapel, on the first floor of Cheyne Wing.
  • The Sanctuary (quiet room), next to St Luke’s Chapel.
  • The Muslim Prayer Room, on the lower ground floor of Hambleden Wing. It also has an ablution area.

Weekly prayers and services

Services in St Luke’s Chapel

WednesdayHoly Space1.15pm
ThursdayHoly Eucharist1.15pm
FridayExposition of the Sacrament12.45pm
FridayRoman Catholic Mass1.15pm
SundayRoman Catholic Mass3pm

Memorial services

Our memorial services are open to everyone. They will last for around an hour and will include readings, music and poems from a variety of religious and non-religious beliefs.

For all other services, including Mass (held on the Holy Days of Obligation), please see the chapel noticeboard or contact the chaplaincy office.

If you cannot get to a service, we can come and visit you on a ward. Please ask a member of staff to contact us for you.

Muslim prayers

Fridays, 1pm, at Weston Education Centre, Denmark Hill.

Becoming a chaplaincy volunteer

Chaplaincy Volunteers come from a variety of local faith and belief organisations. After training, they visit patients with their consent. Their role is to work with the chaplains and to listen and respond sensitively to patients' needs, and this may mean supporting someone from a very different background. It is strictly forbidden for a chaplaincy volunteer to promote their own beliefs or philosophy, or distribute literature.

To find out more, contact the Chaplains on 020 3299 3522 or

To apply, go to the volunteering page.

How to contact us

  • From inside the hospital, please call us on extension 33522
  • From outside the hospital, please call us on 020 3299 3522
  • If your call is not urgent, you can leave a message on our answer machine.
  • Or you can email us at

We have a chaplain on call all day and night. In an emergency, nursing staff can contact them through the switchboard on 020 3299 9000.