Days and times of Services
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Meeting ID: 213 480 3406
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
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.
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.
If you would like to join our Chaplaincy Team as a volunteer, please download this form, and return it to us when completed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
"Love your neighbour as yourself"
"Fear not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed"
"Love all, with sincere love and concern"
"By three things is the world sustained: justice, truth and peace"
"Hope regards problems, small and large, as opportunities”
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.
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