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 or carers and our staff.If you are a patient on a ward, please ask your nurse to contact us.

How to contact us

Telephone: 020 7188 5588
Email: chaplains@gstt.nhs.uk.

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If you need to access the service urgently, please call the hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and ask to speak to 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. We are here for everyone. 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. They may be used by our patients, their relatives or carers and our staff. If you wish to use a prayer room for a religious or pastoral reason, such as Shabbat, please contact us.

If you are staying on one of our wards, a chaplain can bring holy 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 or belief when you arrive at hospital. This can be done at the same time you give your contact details. 

Chapel and prayer room locations

The following facilities are for patients, relatives and staff. If any of these facilities are closed, please contact the department or go to the main entrance reception desk and ask for it to be opened.

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, 12.30pm, small prayer room, St Thomas' Hospital
  • Thursdays, 12.10pm, prayer room, Guy's Hospital

Anglican Communion

  • Wednesdays, 12.15pm, St Thomas' Chapel
    Available weekday mornings and Sundays on the wards.

Roman Catholic Mass

  • Sundays, 4.30pm, St Thomas' Chapel
    Available Sunday mornings on the wards.

Muslim Friday prayers

  • Guy's Hospital, 1-2pm
  • MediCinema, St Thomas' Hospital, 1pm

Shabbat cupboard

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

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.

Contacts

Spiritual Health Care at Guy's Hospital
Tel: 020 7188 1185

Spiritual Health Care at St Thomas' Hospital and Evelina London Children's Hospital
Tel: 020 7188 1187

Access guide

Accessibility information to support you.

Guy's prayer room

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St Thomas prayer room

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