Spiritual support

The Spiritual Care Team at St Richard’s supports people of all faiths and none. They form part of the holistic support provided by the hospice.

Often, when faced with a serious progressive illness, people who have not previously had much time, or opportunity, to think seriously about their beliefs may want to discuss these things with someone who knows how to listen.

Chaplains Clare and Sarah stand side-by-side in the Sacred Space at St Richard's Hospice. Behind them is a tall, slim, stained glass window featuring a tree. They are both wearing purple tops featuring the hospice logo, and black trousers. They are both smiling.

During this time, the compassionate and gentle support offered by a Chaplain can help them remember all the things that are most important to them, with all the strength and reassurance those memories can bring.

Our dedication to offering a service that is respectful towards a variety of human beliefs means that we can support people of all faiths and philosophies. We are committed to making sure that people from all traditions will feel at home in our care.

The hospice’s team of paid and voluntary Chaplains are fully involved in the care of patients on the In-patient Unit, while attending the Living Well Centre and when being supported at home. The team also offers spiritual care for relatives and friends both before death and during bereavement.

In the peace and quiet of the Sacred Space, anyone is welcome to light a candle, add a prayer or memory in the books provided, come to see the Book of Remembrance, speak to a Chaplain, or just take time to reflect.

Patients and their loved ones can be referred for spiritual support by the hospice team involved in their care. Or, you can contact Clare Griffiths, Lead Chaplain, via our online form.