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Pastoral & Spiritual Support

Dr Kershaw's Hospice is here for people of all faiths and none. Our Spiritual Care Co-Ordinator and our multi-denominational team look after the spiritual care of patients, relatives, friends, staff and volunteers. The team is available for everyone, whether religious or not.

Members of the chaplaincy team pay regular visits to the Hospice to meet with patients, their families and friends. We are also here most Sundays when we will visit patients for prayers or Holy Communion. The Hospice's Chapel can be used for prayer, meditation or just a ‘place to be’.

There is a quiet room in the Hospice with a copy of the Qur’an and a prayer mat.

Whatever your faith, if you have your own faith leader, they are welcome to visit you at the Hospice. We are also able to contact them at your request.  

The experience of a life-limiting illness often leads people to examine their life, relationships, their hopes and their fears, to talk about their loss and hope, and to seek for a new equilibrium and understanding.

Chaplains work with patients, families and friends at whatever part of their journey feels right for them, and also provide support and resource to medical and nursing staff in their provision of spiritual care.

In May each year, we hold a Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the families and friends of patients who have died during the year, and hope that this helps people on their journey through grief.

On the first Sunday of each December we hold an outdoor Light up a Life service. Carols are sung and a large tree is lit with thousands of lights dedicated to loved ones. Please contact the chaplaincy team on 0161 624 2727 for more information or support.