When there is a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, you may experience uncertainty, anxiety and concerns about the future. At such times you may become aware of spiritual issues. There may be questions, hopes, fears or regrets which are important to voice and perhaps explore.
Spirituality is sometimes, but not always, expressed in religious faith. The chaplain at St Clare Hospice is available to all patients and families of any or no faith, as well as for those who are unsure of what they believe. Our chaplaincy is part of our Patient & Family Support team.
The aim is to offer spiritual care, sensitive and appropriate to your needs, so that you may find strength.
The Sanctuary and the Sanctuary garden is a place for all to use for reflection, prayer or meditation. You can sit quietly to gather your thoughts to regain some space.
It is open 24 hours a day and is available for use on your own, with family, with the chaplain or with a faith leader of your choice.
There is a remembrance tree for you to write thoughts, memories or prayers.
The Sanctuary also has a book of remembrance and, in our reception area, you will find our Memory Tree.
In early December, our annual Light up a Life services are held to remember your loved one.