Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals

NHS Foundation Trust

Sat Sep 12 2009


The Chaplaincy Team supports patients and staff throughout the Trust and is available for everyone, irrespective of faith, belief, culture or nationality.

We seek to provide spiritual and pastoral care for patients, visitors, volunteers, staff and students which is compassionate, sensitive and appropriate to their spiritual, religious, cultural and emotional needs.  This is so every person can begin to find strength, comfort, hope and meaning within their experience of life, death, illness, injury or circumstances, whatever their beliefs may be.

We believe that:

  • spiritual well-being and pastoral care are essential to promoting health and healing
  • respect and regard for spiritual, religious and cultural needs should be observed for every person
  • privacy, dignity and confidentiality should be shown to all at all times

We operate a 24 hour Trust wide on-call service with a duty chaplain always available for urgent needs or referrals.  We welcome regular referrals from patients, staff, families, carers and clergy.

PDHChapel and adjacent separate Multi-Faith Prayer Room is on the fifth floor of the main ward block. 

Christian Services: Ecumenical Service      

                           Roman Catholic Mass

11:30am Sunday 

4:00pm Tuesday

ECH Chapel including prayer area is on the ground floor 

 Christian Services: Ecumenical Service

                           Roman Catholic Mass

10:00am Sunday

11:30am Thursday

The following leaflet is available from the Chaplaincy:

"For you, from the Chaplaincy Team" - at Peterborough

                                                       at Stamford

The District Hosptial, Edith Cavell Hospital and Maternity Unit

Revd Richard Higgins    


Anglican Revd Linda Elliott       


Free Church  Revd David Parkes       full-time
Free ChurchMr Brian Thorntonhonorary
The District Hospital and Maternity Unit

Roman CatholicFr John Minnpart-time
Roman CatholicSr Sheelah Clarkehonorary

Edith Cavell Hospital

Roman CatholicFr Bruce Burbidgepart-time
Roman CatholicMrs Frances Swansonhonorary

Stamford Hospital

AnglicanRevd Martyn Taylorpart-time
AnglicanMrs Margaret Chiricohonorary
Roman CatholicFr Stephen Dyehonorary

Representatives for the Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths can be contacted through the Duty Chaplain or the Co-ordinator of Chaplaincy Services, David Parkes on 01733 874345.

The Chaplains are supported by teams of volunteers, for details contact Rev Richard Higgins on 01733 874345.