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The chaplaincy exists to provide spiritual, pastoral and religious support to all patients, visitors and staff appropriate to their needs. The team are always ready to talk and to listen to people, whether they are religious or not.

The hospital Chaplaincy team is a multi-faith team who visit the wards regularly. Christian chaplains of the Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Church traditions are employed by the Trust, as well as chaplains from the Jewish and Muslim faiths. Faith leaders of other world religions can be contacted by the chaplains.

Chaplains are here to listen to your worries, share your joys, explore the big questions with you and pray with you if you wish. If you would like to talk to a chaplain, please ask the ward staff. Your own priest or minister can also visit you in hospital if you wish.

The hospital chapel and prayer room are open 24 hours a day for anyone to use. The Chapel is on the Green Route and the Prayer Room is by Entrance 3. Both have ablution facilities nearby. There are regular services and the times are displayed on the wards. Volunteers can take you to the chapel in a wheelchair if needed. Please ask a member of staff to arrange this for you.

Church services

If you are a patient and want to attend any of the services, please phone the Chaplaincy office. If you are unable to attend the services, we can arrange for an appropriate member of the Chaplaincy Team to visit you on the ward.

Church of England/Free Church

Holy Communion – Sunday 9.30am and Communion on the wards by request.

Roman Catholic

Sunday morning communion at the bedside may be requested.


Jummah Prayers – Fridays 1.15pm.


The Chaplaincy team can be contacted by phoning 0161 291 2297 or via e-mail In an emergency, we can be contacted via the hospital switchboard on 0161 998 7070