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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.

Chaplaincy support at George Eliot

If you are a patient or a relative and you would like some support from the hospital chaplains during this very difficult time, please call us.

If we cannot visit in person, we can talk, listen or pray for you on the phone.

If you want to see us, we can use face time.

If you call the chaplains on 024  7686 5046 they can take a message to your relative if you want to speak to them. 

Also, if you’re struggling with all this and would  just like to talk to someone who has time to listen, call the chaplains. 

Just call the chaplaincy office on 024 7686 5046, leave us your number and we will call you.

Contact details

If you need a chaplain urgently, call the hospital switchboard on 024 7635 1351 and ask for the chaplain on call.  There is always a chaplain available. 

Office Tel: 024 7686 5046

E-mail: chaplains@geh.nhs.uk

Updated October 2021

Chaplaincy Team

Rev. Janelle Kingham
(Lead Chaplain)
E-mail: janelle.kingham@geh.nhs.uk

Tel: 07827 253295

Rev. Martin Hammond
E-mail: martin.hammond@geh.nhs.uk
Tel: 07881 858982

Fr Matthew Pittam 
E-mail: matthew.pittam@geh.nhs.uk
Tel: 07900 228976

Secretary: Mrs Helena Sherry
E-mail: helena.sherry@geh.nhs.uk
Tel: 024 7686 5046

Specialty details

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

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.

Chapel Garden 2017
Chapel Garden Summer 2017

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