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Chaplaincy and pastoral care

Spiritual, pastoral and religious care for all people

Whatever it is that brings you into one of our hospitals, we can provide you with:

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  • A listening ear

  • A friendly face

  • Someone to explore spiritual issues with

  • Holy Communion

  • Prayers and blessings

  • 24 Hour availability

  • A range of Holy Books

  • Contact with local faith communities

  • Support if you wish to follow your own particular faith.

  • Support in bereavement

To find out more about us and our work, please look at the sections below:


  • About the chaplaincy teamThe chaplaincy team are always available to talk with patients and their families. Chaplains come from a number of different denominations and can also usually arrange for support from any of the major faiths.
  • The chapelsThe chapels are an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of a modern hospital, thy are usually open and available for reflection or personal prayer or even as a sanctuary where you can just be...
  • Meet the teamMeet the members of the chaplaincy team
  • Memorial servicesDate, time and location for our annual memorial service for babies and young children and the annual memorial service for the Friends of St Helier.
  • Bereavement servicesThis service offers support and advice to relatives about the arrangements that need to be made after a bereavement, such as registering the death and obtaining a death certificate.
  • Remembrance booksLocations of our remembrance books
  • Worship opportunitiesAt Easter and Christmas, services are held in both hospitals for patients, relatives and staff to attend.

Key contacts

St Helier Hospital
Tel: 020 8296 2306

Epsom Hospital
Tel: 01372 735322

Email: chaplains@esth.nhs.uk

A duty chaplain is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 020 8296 2000 and ask the switchboard to page the duty chaplain.

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