Days and times of Services

9.30am

Zoom Prayer:

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Meeting ID: 213 480 3406

Password: chaplain


Lunchtime Services will hopefully resume when the Pandemic situation alters

Chaplaincy contact details

Mildmay Mission Hospital

19 Tabernacle Gardens

London E2 7DZ

Tel: 020 7613 6301/6302

Chaplaincy 

and Spiritual Care


Like most hospital settings, we offer chaplaincy support and our voluntary chaplains, although at present are drawn from various Christian churches, will endeavour to ensure that all our clients/patients pastoral needs are met.


We agree wholeheartedly with Mildmay’s vision and mission statement: ‘that they may have life and have it in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). Our main focus is to offer spiritual, pastoral, emotional and religious care to patients, clients, their families and friends, volunteers and visitors.

Our Hospital’s Foundation is Christian, thus ensuring that we welcome and respond to the needs of persons of all faiths and of none. In short, the chaplaincy presence touches all aspects of life at Mildmay, as the wellbeing of all individuals is our concern.

Our approach is distinctively inclusive, ensuring we enjoy working relationships with all at Mildmay, based on the knowledge that all persons are spiritual though not all are specifically religious. All our services are patient-centred and take into consideration their cultural, social and religious backgrounds.

Those we have cared for over the years have described how this faith has lent an extra dimension to our care, and it remains central to who we are as a charity.

We network and form helpful links with other faith-based organisations where appropriate. 


The Chaplaincy Team

If you would like to have a chat with a chaplain friend, please ask a nurse, care assistant or a member of staff to contact us or do so yourself. We are usually present Mondays-Fridays between 8am-4pm. We may be available other times by appointment.

If you are willing, please fill in part of or all of the information required on the ‘tree cards’ which you will find on the ward or at the entrance to the hospital or chapel.

September 2020:

Lead Chaplain, Sister Bernie Devine, wrote a moving letter to our Chaplaincy friends and colleagues who have sadly, and for several reasons, come to the end of their service at our hospital.

Read it here


If you would like to join our Chaplaincy Team as a volunteer, please download this form, and return it to us when completed.

The Chapel

Our dedicated chapel welcomes all people. This is a tranquil space for periods of prayer or silence as well as for religious service and contemplation. It is open for all to use with a small allocated space for persons of other faiths.

Our chaplaincy team includes members from many different Christian denominations. We maintain strong links with the local community and can organise the services of local religious leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu communities.

Thought for the week


The Serenity Prayer

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Amen.”

—Reinhold Niebuhr

During these COVID times, chaplains are not able to go on the wards, but we can telephone/email/zoom if you have given us your contact details. Or, we can meet with you individually on the ground floor of the Hospital. 


Lead Chaplain, Bernie Devine SP. (Catholic Sister)

Stan Blacklock (Anglican parishioner)

Pauline Chambers (Catholic parishioner)

Patrick Gormley (Catholic parishioner)

Rev. Munasimenda Kanyama (Seventh Day Sabbath Priest)

Father Jide Macaulay (Anglican Priest)

Vicki Rawding (Born again Christian)

Rev. Paul Rout OFM (Franciscan Catholic Priest)

Barry Rowan (Anglican)

Kenneth Van Heerden, Zeo Church / Catholic

Our chaplains are here to offer a 'listening ear’ in all circumstances, including end-of-life care


What we do on a day-to-day basis

As members of the multidisciplinary team, the chaplains are here to offer a listening ‘ear’ and emotional support in all circumstances pertaining to the patients' personal, on-going and ‘end of life’ care, as well as all who come to Mildmay.

We endeavour to contribute to the general life and development of Mildmay whilst maintaining good communication by treating everyone with the utmost respect. 

We meet with others in one-to-ones and in groups, when appropriate. Other responsibilities include preparing, animating and leading chapel services while maintaining the chapel as a sacred space for peace and tranquillity.

Clients who have been discharged and are returning to their communities are linked to their local churches, Mosques, Temples and other local groups to ensure they are given on-going support. 


Bereavement care

Caring for those who are making their final journey in life, together with their loved ones, is an essential characteristic of a humane society, religious or otherwise.

We are here to assist during the painful, traumatic process of bereavement. The chaplaincy team will offer or arrange prayer and counselling, religious rites and practices appropriate to your particular faith group, and if requested, ongoing bereavement support. Our chaplains, if asked, will take funeral services.

Memorial Services, at a time convenient time to families and friends, are also celebrated in memory of the bereaved. Printed leaflets will give further information.


Prayer Diary

About twice a year, we produce the Mildmay Prayer Diary. This has information and news on projects, causes and our upcoming events that are in need of your prayer support.

We can let you have copies for your church as well, so if you would like to be sent our next prayer diary, please let us know by email.

Wisdom and inspiration

"My religion is simple, My religion is kindness"

Buddhism

"Love your neighbour as yourself"

Christianity

"Fear not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed"

Hinduism

"Love all, with sincere love and concern"

Islam

"By three things is the world sustained: justice, truth and peace"

Judaism

Previous Thoughts for the week


Download an application form to be a volunteer chaplain


If you feel the calling to join our Chaplaincy Team as a volunteer, please download the application form and return it to us when completed.

You can download a Word version, to fill in on your screen and return easily by email, or a pdf version to print out and fill in by hand and either email or post back to us. All the information you need is on the form.




Registered Charity no: 292058

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