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 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
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
|Friday||Exposition of the Sacrament||12.45pm|
|Friday||Roman Catholic Mass||1.15pm|
|Sunday||Roman Catholic Mass||3pm|
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.
Fridays, 1pm, at Weston Education Centre, Denmark Hill.
Haematology Memorial Service
2pm, Saturday 28 April 2018
Each spring the Haematology Department holds a Time for Remembering service in St. Luke's Chapel. This occasion gives families, friends and staff an opportunity to come together and remember our haematology patients who have died. All are welcome to attend.
The service will include music, readings and poems from a variety of religious and non-religious beliefs, as well as the lighting of candles.
Special services in St Luke's Chapel
You can find out about other services on the chapel notice board or by contacting 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.