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.
 

Where we are based

Sunderland Royal: The Chaplaincy team operates out of the Chapel; Prayer Room and offices situated on the main concourse at Sunderland Royal Hospital. 

These facilities (which include a “washing point” for use before prayer) are open until 22:00 every day, and later by arrangement with security.

South Tyneside District Hospital: The chapel is always open and is located on the ground floor of the Ingham Wing, close to Alexander’s restaurant (0191 4041000).

Our team

South Tyneside
Rev. Pat Bealing
Ms. Jennifer Lake
Mrs Jacki Dunn

Sunderland
Rev Peter Webb
Mrs Linda Longstaff
Rev Remi Omole

St Benedict’s Hospice
Rev Canon Caroline Worsfold
Rev Peter Linsley                                                                        

For further details see: http://www.stbenedicts.co.uk/Clinical-Services/Chaplaincy

South Tyneside services

  • Moslem “Friday prayers” at 12.30pm – 2:00pm 
  • Holy Communion, Sunday at 10:00am 
  • Roman Catholic Communion is available upon request. Please contact the Chaplaincy for more information

We also hold a ‘Babies Memorial Service’ at 3:00pm on the second Saturday in May and the second Saturday in November. This service takes place at South Shields Crematorium. Please contact us for more information. 

Our Good Friday Service takes place in the chapel at 2:00pm – 3:00pm. 

Every Christmas we hold a Carol Service in the chapel on the Wednesday before Christmas. We also invite people to add their loved ones names to our memory tree.   

Sunderland services

  • Roman Catholic Mass, Thursday at noon
  • Holy Communion, Tuesday at noon
  • Moslem “Friday prayers” at 1:00pm

Details of all the regular services can be found displayed in the chapel.