Senior chaplain: The Revd Stuart Petty
Telephone: 01904 725579 (office hours/voicemail)
The chaplaincy team supports patients, staff and visitors across the Trust and is available for everyone, whether religious or not. Our aim is to provide spiritual and pastoral care for patients, staff and visitors which is sensitive and appropriate to their spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. This is so people can begin to find strength, support and meaning within their experience of life, death, illness or injury - whatever their beliefs may be. You do not have to be 'religious' to talk to a chaplain. We are committed to care for each individual and to respect all people regardless of race, religion, creed, gender or culture.
Spiritual well-being and pastoral care are essential elements in promoting heath and healing.
Respect and sensitivity should be shown to people's spiritual, religious and cultural needs.
People's privacy, dignity and confidentiality should be respected and maintained at all times.
"As a team we aim to have a high visibility around the hospital. Do stop us if you see one of the team around and we will help in any way we can."
Revd Stuart Petty (Church of England) senior chaplain, full time
Revd Andrew Foster (Methodist) chaplain, full time
Fr Pat O'Keefe (Roman Catholic) sessional
Canon Michael Ryan (Roman Catholic) locum
Revd Ann Vaughan (Methodist) locum
Mrs Gillian Eweis (Church of England) sessional
The chapel is situated on the main street within the hospital. It is dedicated to Christ the Healer and is always open for prayer and is a place to find peace and quiet.
There is a 'prayer tree' (see picture above) situated in the chapel on which you are invited to place a prayer request.
Referral forms are also available in the chapel, which can be posted at the chaplaincy office, if you or someone you are visiting would like contact with the chaplaincy.
The prayer space is adjacent to the chapel. This can be used for prayer, quiet and reflection.
We have prayer mats and prayer books available for those of the Muslim, Sikh and Baha'i faiths. There is also a portable Hindu mandir.
Muslim Friday prayers are held at 1.30pm.
Weekdays 8.30am - Morning Prayer
Wednesdays 1.10pm - Holy Communion
Sundays 11.00am - Holy Communion
Patients can be escorted to the chapel/prayer room/quiet space by members of the chaplaincy team, with ward staff permission.
Whilst in hospital, if you would like to receive Holy Communion on the wards, let the staff know and they will contact the chaplaincy team.
We always welcome referrals of anyone who would appreciate support during their time in hospital. To refer someone to the chaplaincy department, telephone the main office or if your call is urgent, contact the main switchboard on 01904 631313, they will contact the appropriate person.
"Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any help at any time."
During office hours:
The Revd Stuart Petty 01904 725579 (voicemail 24 hours)
The Revd Andrew Foster 01904 725678 (voicemail 24 hours)
Out of hours:
Contact the on call duty chaplain via switchboard on 01904 631313.
The Chaplaincy Department
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust