Spiritual and faith services

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When facing a life-limiting illness, approaching later life, or experiencing the loss of someone close, it is common for people to think about their spirituality, faith and religion. We are here to support local people of all faiths and none. Spirituality and faith mean something different to us all.
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Exploring your faith and spirituality

You may wish to think about, voice or explore your thoughts and feelings in regards to spirituality and faith when coping with difficult emotions and situations, or uncertainty about the future. No matter what your particular beliefs are, if you follow a particular religion or simply wish to explore your own inner spirituality, our Chaplaincy team are here for you.

Our Chaplaincy team can offer both a listening ear, as well as specialist pastoral support from your preferred faith leader. We also offer special celebration and ceremonial services for those who are in our care.

If you are a patient at St Clare Hospice, or a close relative of someone who is, or if you are experiencing bereavement and wish to talk through any spiritual needs you may have, please do get in touch.

For patients, and your friends and family, you can speak to your healthcare professional at the Hospice, or get in touch directly by emailing patients@stclarehospice.org.uk

For bereavement support services, you can call our Bereavement Support Helpline on 01279 967670 or email bereavement@stclarehospice.org.uk


The Sanctuary

For those who are connected with St Clare Hospice through our care and support services, our on-site Sanctuary and gardens can offer a serene place of restoration and reflection for your comfort.

The Sanctuary is for people of all faiths and none to use as a spiritual space, or simply a peaceful retreat where you can quietly reflect.

It is also home to our remembrance tree, where you can write thoughts, memories, dedications or special sentiments to hang on its branches in memory of your loved one. On display is also our book of remembrance, each page bearing the names of all those who have died in the care of St Clare Hospice recently and in years gone by.


Remembering a loved one

If you are looking to remember a loved one in a special way, our Memory Tree situated at our Hospice Main Reception area may be of interest to you. Please click here to find out more about our Memory Tree.

Our festive Light up a Life memorial services during the winter months may also provide a welcome opportunity to gather together and remember loved ones, in the company of others who understand. We release details of our Light up a Life events every winter.