Here for your spiritual care needs
At the Royal Surrey there is opportunity for prayer, worship and quiet reflection for people of all faiths. Our chapel, now known at the ‘Spiritual Care Centre’ is a quiet space where Muslims, Roman Catholics and Church of England/Free Church have weekly services and pray every day. Those with no particular faith affiliation come here to think, reflect and experience the peace.
Although the lights are sometimes dimmed, the Spiritual Care Centre remains open 24/7. There is a prayer board next to the entrance and you are welcome to write a name or a prayer at any time of day or night. Chaplains regularly pray for the people written up there. An electronic candle stand provides an opportunity for anyone to light a candle (no matches please) in the name of a person or a situation for which prayer or support is needed.
For Christians we offer prayers, Holy Communion, Anointing and both the Sacrament of the Sick and Reconciliation. We also conduct a bedside Blessing with parents for babies who have died; and Emergency Baptism for babies who are very ill. A Chaplain can bring understanding and comfort at the saddest of times.
Chaplains will do their best to ensure that religious needs which they cannot meet themselves will be met by others of an appropriate faith – please do not hesitate to ask. We are happy to come and talk with you about your religious needs. We know how important meetings like this can be during a time of illness or stress.
Chaplains can provide religious books from the main world religions on request if these will support your stay in hospital – Bible, Koran, Bhagavad-Gita, etc. Please ask your nurse to contact the chaplain who will bring this to you.