Spiritual care

We offer help on all aspects of pastoral, cultural, spiritual and religious care to members of all faiths and beliefs, as well as people who have no particular religious belief.

Our confidential service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for patients, families and carers. 


We have chaplains and volunteers representing many denominations and beliefs, including:

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
    • Church of England
    • Free Church
    • Pentecostal
    • Roman Catholic
  • Hindu
  • Humanist
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Sikh

You might find it helpful to register your faith or belief when you arrive at hospital. This can be done at the same time you give your contact details.

What we offer

We provide:

  • funerals
  • memorial services
  • communion services
  • special annual multi-faith events and services
  • blessings
  • baptisms
  • emergency marriages
  • end of life care support
  • staff support

If you're staying on a ward

If you're staying on one of our wards, a chaplain can:

  • bring holy communion to you
  • pray with you
  • anoint you
  • listen to your concerns

Please contact us or ask your nurse to arrange a visit.

In the community

We also have links to religious, belief and cultural groups in the community.

We provide support to:

  • our community centres
  • London Fire Brigade (LFB)

Our disaster chaplaincy service is called in times of extreme circumstances. We provide support to patients and their families in our hospitals and in the community at times of distress and personal need.

Chapel and multi-faith prayer rooms

Our chapel and multi-faith prayer rooms can be used for personal meditation, quiet prayer and reflection. If you wish to use a prayer room for a religious or pastoral reason, such as Shabbat, please contact us.

Due to limited space, our chapel and multi-faith prayer rooms can be used by our patients and relatives during their stay in the hospital and staff only.

St Thomas' Chapel

The Chapel at St Thomas' Hospital has been reopened after restoration work.


St Thomas' Chapel

The Chapel at St Thomas' Hospital has been reopened after restoration work.

The work was to preserve the Grade II listed chapel's unique features, some of which date back to 1870 when it first opened.

The painting Madonna and Child by British artist Jason Brooks is a focal point of the Chapel.

Tucked away in a corner for quiet reflection, Brooks' contemporary painting is a take on the classic representation of Mary and baby Jesus. It was modelled on an unknown woman and Brooks’ own daughter, who was born at St Thomas' Hospital. Brooks spoke to many users of the chapel as he approached the task and took several months to complete the portrait.

The painting was commissioned by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and is part of its large fine arts collection which is used to enhance our hospitals and community sites. 


  • Revd Mia Hilborn, hospitaller, head of spiritual health care
  • Revd William Sharpe, deputy team leader/community chaplain, Anglican chaplain
  • Imam Abdul Choudhury, deputy team leader, Muslim chaplain
  • Rabbi Harrie Cedar, Jewish chaplain
  • Revd Tracy Morgan, Free church chaplain
  • Fr Gildas Parry, Roman Catholic chaplain
  • Liz Young, Humanist chaplain
  • Revd Nana Kyei-Baffour, Free church chaplain and disability advisor
  • Revd Peter Oguntimehin, Free church chaplain
  • Revd Victor Sulaiman, Free church chaplain
  • Zahida Suleman, Muslim chaplain
  • Revd Sue Taylor, Anglican chaplain
  • Revd Ezekiel Samuel, Free church chaplain
  • Pradeep Singh, Sikh/Hindu chaplain
  • Bishop Barth Orji, Free church chaplain
  • Revd Bello Mahilum, Church of England chaplain
  • Heather Wood, Church of England Chaplain
  • Revd Cameron Barker, Church of England chaplain
  • Revd Deborah Alexis, Free church chaplain

Last updated: March 2024

Contact us


St Thomas' Hospital: 020 7188 1187, 020 7188 1186 or 020 7188 9844

Guy's Hospital: 020 7188 1185 or 020 7188 9576

For appointments with a chaplain: 020 7188 5588

Email: [email protected]

If you need to access the service urgently, please call the hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and ask to speak to the on duty chaplain. There is always a team leader on call for advice.

We're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


St Thomas' Hospital

St Thomas' Chapel, 1st floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Open from Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm.

Multi faith prayer room, ground floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Guy's Hospital

Guy's Chapel, just off St Thomas Street, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT

Open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Multi faith prayer room, ground floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Open from 8am to 7pm every day.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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