Chaplaincy

We understand that coming to hospital can be a difficult and emotional time for lots of people.  If you are facing a time of illness, uncertainty or change you can meet with a member of our friendly Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team who can provide emotional, pastoral and spiritual support, as well as a listening ear when you need it the most.

If you would like to speak to or would like to have a visit from a chaplain, please ask either a member of the nursing staff, ring the hospital switchboard on 01625 421000 or call the Chaplaincy Co-ordinator on 01625 663386 and they will make contact with a chaplain on your behalf to arrange a visit. For non-urgent referrals, there is also the option to email one of the team via ecn.tr-chaplaincyteam@nhs.net

 

 

The Team

The Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team are made up of representatives from the Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Church with links to other faith communities, including Hindu, Muslim and Sikh.  They are supported by a team of just under 100 volunteers from the local churches within the surrounding area.

Our hospital chaplains offer confidential, spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients, their carers, visitors and staff, of all faiths, beliefs, religions and non- religions.

The Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team also provide a 24/7 emergency service for end of life situations or for people who are experiencing extreme distress.  If you think your need is urgent please talk to a member of staff and they will contact a chaplain.

 

Meet the Team

Reverend David Harrison

 

Reverend Helen Byrne

 

Reverend John Buckley

 

Father Ihesiaba Pascal

 

Father Peter Cryan

 

 

Facilities                                                                                           

St Lukes Chapel can be located on the ground floor in the general hospital, a short distance from the Admissions Desk.  The Chapel is open through the day and may be used for prayer, worship, mediation or a quiet time.  There is also a quiet room which also can be used throughout the day for quiet reflection.  The Chapel is closed at 9 pm, however access can be arranged if required by speak to staff.

The Trust is proud to be able to announce that the temporary prayer facility which was opened in May 2017 for Ramadan is now available permanently as a multi-faith facility in addition to St Lukes Chapel and Quiet Room. Work will continue to develop the multi-faith room to ensure that it is a welcoming space for people across a diverse range of faiths. 

If you have any comments or suggestions which would enhance this space for the purposes of multi-faith observance, please contact Teresa Hill, Chaplaincy Co-ordinator on 01625 663386. All staff have access to the room and access is automatically added to your swipe card when you apply for an ID Badge.  Patients wanting to use this facility can arrange this through nursing staff.

Confidential Counselling

A confidential counselling service is available at present to all Trust staff which is provided by the Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team.  This service can be accessed by arranging a private and confidential appointment via the Facilities Department on ext 3386 or by emailing ecn-tr.chaplaincyteam@nhs.net.

Services

There are a number of opportunities for prayer and attendance at formal services which are held in St Lukes Chapel for patients, their carers, visitors and staff.  If you are a patient and you would like to attend at one of services, speak to the nursing staff and (subject to being well enough to attend) they will arrange for a specially trained volunteer to collect you.

Patients who are unable to attend the chapel may receive Holy Communion at their bedside, on the ward during the week.  Please speak to the nursing staff and ask for a Chaplaincy Consent Form or ask the staff to ring and speak to a chaplain on your behalf.

There are a number of services held throughout the year in St Lukes Chapel, please see below for further information.  The Roman Catholic Mass and special services are led by the Trust’s Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team.  The services held on a Sunday are run voluntarily by local churches and are supported by a team of Chaplaincy Volunteers.

On occasions there may be the need for a service to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

Midweek Service

Wednesday 1.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Roman Catholic Mass

 

Sunday Morning Service

11.00 am – 11.30 am

1st Sunday of the month - St Peters, Prestbury
2nd Sunday of the month – Macclesfield Team Ministry
3rd Sunday of the month – Free Church Service
4th Sunday of the month – Holy Trinity C of E Church, Macclesfield
5th Sunday of the month – Macclesfield Team Ministry

 

Sunday Evening Service

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm

13th October, 2019 – St Paul’s Church
17th November, 2019 – Reverend David Harrison
8th December, 2019 – Reverend Malcolm Shaw

 

Special Services

(For further Information please check the noticeboard in September and December)

Christmas Carol Service – Friday 6th December, 2019 – 11:00am

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