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Hospital Chaplaincy


Hereford County Hospital


The Hospital Chaplaincy Team provides pastoral and religious support to patients, their families and staff.

The Chaplaincy is open for visitors from 7am to 8pm daily. To contact the Chaplain please ask a member of ward staff or telephone the Hospital switchboard on 01432 355444.

The Church of England Chaplain is the Revd Philip Roberts.
Email: philip.roberts@wvt.nhs.uk
Switchboard: 01432 355444
Office: 01432 364139 (answerphone)
Roman Catholic Chaplain: Father Matthew Carney Tel: 01432 265177

Calls for a priest out-of-hours are directed to the patient's own parish priest. All wards and departments have a contact list.

The Chapel is open during the day, and service times are listed on the notice board.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


If you would like to speak to one of the Chaplains then the contact details can be found below.

The Hospital Chapels are open 24/7 for the use of patients, staff and visitors and provide a place for people to reflect, pray or just be quiet. There is a Pebble Pool in place of candles.

Holy Communion takes place at both hospitals at 10.30am on Sundays and everyone is welcome to join us. It can also be received on wards for patients who are less mobile.

Emergency Baptism or Blessings can be administered at the request of the baby’s family. Staff are able to contact the on-call Chaplain if requested.

Anointing and Laying on of Hands can also be administered by the Chaplains.

In an emergency, please ask a member of hospital staff to contact the switchboard to alert the on-call Chaplain.

Otherwise, please use the following:

Royal Shrewsbury: 01743 261000 Ext. 3638

Princess Royal: 01952 641222 Ext. 4519