Spiritual health care information for patients

Support for people of all faiths and none

How you can access the service

Our service is open to all of our patients, their relatives/carers and our staff. Please ask your nurse to contact us, phone us on 020 7188 5588 or email us on chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk.

Please see our Easy Read guide about the spiritual healthcare work of our chaplaincy team (PDF 3Mb).

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

If you're frightened or worried about your hospital stay, we are here to listen. We support people of all faiths, as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief, but would like someone to talk to. For more information email chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk.

What we provide

We have a chapel and multi-faith prayer rooms at both hospitals for quiet prayer and reflection - see their locations below. They may be used by our patients, their relatives/carers and our staff. If you wish to use a prayer room for a religious or pastoral reason, such as Shabbat, please contact us.

Please let us know if you want any spiritual care resources, such as a bible, rosary, prayer mat, prayer cards or holy books.

If you are staying on one of our wards, a chaplain can bring Communion to you, or pray with you, annoint you, or listen to your concerns. Please contact the team, or ask your nurse to arrange a visit. 

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

Chapel and prayer room locations

Spiritual care at Guy's
LocationOpening hours

Guy's Chapel, off the consultant's car park, St Thomas' Street

For disabled access, please contact security or KCL chaplaincy at Guy's

9am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

Multi-faith prayer room, ground floor, Tower Wing 8am - 7pm, daily
Spiritual care at St Thomas' and Evelina London
LocationOpening hours

St Thomas' Chapel, 1st floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital 

From the ground floor, you can take the stairs in Central Hall (behind the statue of Queen Victoria), or the north wing or south wing block B lifts to the first floor  

7am - 10pm

Tel: 020 7188 1187

If closed, please go to the main entrance reception desk and ask for it to be opened.
Multi-faith prayer room
Ground floor, South Wing (near Central Hall), St Thomas' Hospital
8am - 8pm, daily 

Religious services

Buddhist meditation

  • Tuesdays, 12.15-1pm, small prayer room, St Thomas' Hospital
  • Thursdays, 12 noon-12.50pm, small prayer room, Guy's Hospital

Christian services

Christian services are held in St Thomas' Chapel each week:

  • Holy communion – Wednesdays at 12.15pm 
  • Catholic mass – Sundays at 4.30pm.

Shabbat cupboard

  • Small prayer room, St Thomas' Hospital. Please contact security or chaplaincy at St Thomas' to access dried food. 

Muslim Friday prayers

  • West Wing room, building block 9 (the building behind the Prideux Lecture Theatre), St Thomas' Hospital, 1-2pm (August only)
  • Muslim prayer room, Hodgkin Building (basement), King's College London Guy’s Campus, Guy’s Hospital, 1-2pm

Hindu shrine

Provided on application.

We also offer regular bible studies, prayer meetings, memorial services and other services as requested by patients, carers and staff.

Access guide

Accessibility information to support you.

Guy's prayer room

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St Thomas prayer room

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