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Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

How to contact a Chaplain: 0161 276 8792

Emergencies: Switchboard (61234) and ask for the on-call chaplain.

General Enquiries / Patient Referrals

There are several ways in which you can request the visit of a chaplain, either for yourself, a relative or friend:

  • Ask your named nurse on the ward to contact the on-call chaplain
  • Use this Email: contact.chaplaincy@mft.nhs.uk
  • Dial 0 on any hospital phone and ask the switchboard to put you through to the on-call chaplain
  • Speak to any of the chaplains as they visit the ward or department that you're in

If you're in the MRI you may wish to visit the Multi Faith Centre where you'll usually find a chaplain on duty between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm. If you would like to receive bedside Communion, please contact the Chaplaincy on 0161 276 8792.

Chaplains operate over the whole of the Trust. At your request they will try to contact ministers or representatives of your own faith community or life-path.

They care for you by:

  • Respecting the faith, religion or non-religious world-view to which you subscribe;
  • Sharing what gives you hope;
  • Offering compassionate care;
  • Discovering what helps you cope;
  • Helping you find strength in uncertainty;
  • Valuing what is important to you.

We have dedicated prayer/quiet spaces within the hospitals and regular services of worship are held. Your ward staff will be able to give you details of service times and Chaplaincy Facilities. If you are an in-patient and unable to get to one of the Services then a Chaplain will come to your bedside if you request it.

Meet the Team.

Our team is made up of individuals from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities who are employed by the Trust or who volunteer their time. Our role is to care for the spiritual and pastoral needs of you, your family and friends for as long as you are in the care of this hospital. We work to a set of defined standards through which you may know what you can expect of us and through which we can measure our level of service.

Senior Manager for Chaplaincy, Bereavement and Family Support Services
Peter Gomm

Rev. Jane Vost

Roman Catholic
Laurence Gambella
David Ryder

Free Church
Sarah Brewerton
Neil Hepworth
Caroline Ainger

Siddiq Diwan
Amir Ellituv
Department Secretary
Audrey Moorhouse

Where are we?

The new Multi-faith centre is located on the ground floor of the new Manchester Royal Infirmary by Entrance 2 off the Hospital Boulevard.  We provide a large multi-purpose space for prayer and worship with a range of services throughout the week. There are two Multi Faith Prayer Rooms in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. One is on the ground floor opposite the Children's Outpatients Department and the other is on the first floor near to Paediatric Intensive Care.

Trafford General Hospital

At Trafford General Hospital, a Christian Chapel and Muslim Prayer Room is available on the ground floor opposite Ward 1.

A Roman Catholic Mass is held once a month on the second Friday at 12.30pm.

Emergency Contact

The Chaplains offer a 24 hour emergency on-call service. However, if a chaplain is unable to come and see you immediately they will arrange a mutually convenient time. For an urgent or emergency contact, please dial 0161 276 1234 and ask for the appropriate On Call Chaplain to be paged.

Our information leaflet can be found here.