Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy

All definitions of hospice and palliative care talk of four key ingredients. St Richard’s offers high quality care in all four areas – physical, emotional, spiritual and social – with the Chaplaincy Team leading on the provision of Spiritual Care.

The team – being multi denominational itself – readily supports people of all faiths and philosophies. Click here for Multi Faith Advice. Please Ask Clare (Chaplain Clare Griffiths) a question and she will do her utmost to help.

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.

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 which 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 day services 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, visitors can 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.