Our Chaplains offer support, advice and spiritual guidance to patients and their family, friends and carers.

They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide care and concern to those of all cultural and religious beliefs. You do not have to attend church or have religious beliefs to access support from our Chaplains. They are here to listen and talk in confidence. This is something that helps many of our patients and their families as they cope with problems associated with ill health and the reality of death and bereavement.

Our Chaplains can be contacted via the hospital switchboard or by our ward staff. You can also call into to our hospital chapels, where you can find quiet space for prayer, our babies’ memorial book or just some sanctuary from the hustle of the busy hospital.

Details of our regular services can be found displayed in the chapels, along with referral cards which you can use to leave a message for any of our Chaplains. In the course of a week our chaplaincy team work throughout the hospital site and are happy to visit patients and attend to specific needs, such as Holy Communion.



Based opposite the main reception in Sunderland Royal Hospital (0191 569 9180).

Here you can find St Bede’s Chapel (available for anyone to use) and a prayer room with washing facilities.

The centre is open until 10pm and after that can be accessed by contacting our security team.

During the week there are services held in the chapel area such as:

  • Roman Catholic Mass on Thursdays at 12pm
  • Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 12pm
  • Moslem Friday prayer at around 1pm

South Tyneside

The hospital chapel is always open and is located on the ground floor of the Ingham Wing, close to Alexander’s restaurant (0191 404 1000).

We also have chaplaincy staff based at Palmer Community Hospital (0191 451 6000) and Primrose Hill Hospital in Jarrow (0191 451 6375).

The Team

South Tyneside

Rev. Pat Bealing
Ms. Jennifer Lake
Rev. Paul Kennedy
Sr. Mary Delphine  Aladi
Rev. Ann Jackson


Rev Peter Webb
Mrs Linda Longstaff
Rev Remy Omole