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The Chaplaincy Team - Here for you

The George Eliot Hospital Chaplaincy Team provides religious, spiritual and pastoral care to patients, visitors and staff of all faiths or no faith.  

The team offer support, prayers or simply a listening ear. They are here to help everyone, patients, relatives and staff, whatever their background, where they have a religious tradition or not. 

There is always a chaplain available, day or night

We all share deep love and respect for everyone.

Contact details

Tel: 024 7686 5046

E-mail: kate.robins@geh.nhs.uk

24-hours a day, 7 days a week, cover is provided.   


Updated July 2019

Chaplaincy Team Lead

Name: Reverend Ricarda Witcombe

Tel: 024 7686 5281

E-mail: ricarda.witcombe@geh.nhs.uk

Secretary: Kate Robins

Email: kate.robins@geh.nhs.uk


Specialty details

The Chapel can be found on the ground floor of the hospital between Lydgate Ward and X-ray. It's always open, offering a place of peace and calm - and everyone is welcome.

The All Faiths Prayer Room is located on the first floor, next to Elizabeth Ward. All are welcome to use this space.

If you need a chaplain call 024 7686 5046. If it's urgent ask the Hospital switchboard to contact the chaplain on duty.

The hospital has its own team of chaplains and volunteer visitors. The chaplains are from Church of England, Free Church and Roman Catholic denominations. The hospital also has honorary chaplains from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh faiths.

If there is not an appropriate person within the team the chaplains will contact someone of your own faith, denomination or outlook. All members of the chaplaincy are happy to work with those of different traditions and faiths. 

We also have a wonderful team of volunteers who help to support our patients and their families/carers within the hospital.

Chaplaincy Landscape 3


The chaplains regularly visit the wards and are always happy to see patients or visitors, to be a 'listening ear'. They are also available to pray with a patient or to offer the appropriate religious support. 

If a patient would like to speak to a chaplain they can simply attract their attention when they see them, contact via the details above, or ask a member of the nursing staff to contact the chaplain who is on-call.

If they would like a member of the chaplaincy to visit a friend or relative in hospital, a member of the team can be contacted in the same way.

There is a Chapel within the hospital which holds regular services. The chapel is always open as a quiet place to sit and be.

Chaplaincy Team
Chapel Garden 2017
Chapel Garden Summer 2017

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