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Chaplaincy Services

The Chaplaincy: Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Chaplain: Revd. Nicola McIntosh

The hospital chaplaincy team provides a confidential service offering spiritual and pastoral care and religious support for patients, their relatives and staff across the Trust.

The team is made up of experienced health care chaplains from the main Christian faiths as well as visiting chaplains from the Muslim, Sikh and Quaker faiths. We also have trained volunteers, known as chaplaincy visitors, who spend time on the wards visiting patients.

Chaplains seek to support patients and staff of all faiths as well as those who have no faith or religious belief.

Faith & Belief Room

The Chapel and Muslim Prayer Room have been relocated into the new Faith & Belief Room which can be found on the corridor leading up from the Britannia Road entrance. This is a quiet space where all can come to pray, reflect or sit quietly. There are candles to light for your loved ones and prayer cards which can be taken away as well as a book to write your prayer requests in. It is open 24 hours a day and is used by patients, relatives, carers and staff.


Services in the Faith & Belief Room

Sunday 11.00am
Sunday Half Hour
A service of hymns prayers readings and a short talk – all are welcome
Tuesday 12.15pm
Either Christian prayers or on the first Tuesday of the month Holy Communion – Church of England
Friday 12.15pm
Roman Catholic Mass
1.00pm Muslim Friday Prayers
We hope to add more services for other Faiths very soon.

Help getting to the Faith & Belief Room

If patients would like assistance to come to the Faith & Belief Room, please ask a member of the ward staff to contact the chaplain.

Bedside Communion

For patients who would like to take communion the Chaplain or an authorized member of the team can bring them Communion at their bedside. Please do ask a member of staff to contact the Chaplain.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about the Chaplaincy services, other faith services or would like to contact the Chaplain you can do so by calling the Chaplaincy on 01234 355122 Ext. 5901. Alternatively, you can email Chaplaincy@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk or Nicola.McIntosh@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk.