What do chaplains do?
Chaplains make visits on the wards and get to know some of the families. Children often want to try their activities - decorating tea light holders or making a Dreamspace picture (currently these pictures are on display in the Chapel). Sometimes it helps for a child to have something fun and crafty to do while they are in hospital and it can be good to talk and share the time with a friendly face – the chaplains are all friendly! The Chaplaincy team also say blessings and prayers for children and families when they would like this and light candles for children in the chapel on Fridays at 12pm. Come and see the chapel – people are often surprised by how big it is.
You are welcome to make contact the Chaplains by phone or email if you would like to talk or find out more about the different kinds of support that they provide for families and staff.
0121 333 8527
Master's degree in Theology
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Area of Expertise:
Spiritual care of children and young people who are poorly
Recent Significant Publications:
Darby, K., Nash, P., Nash, S., “Parents’ spiritual and religious needs in young oncology”. April 2014 | Volume 13| Number 4 Cancer Nursing Practice
Darby, K., Nash, P., Nash, S., “Understanding and responding to spiritual and religious needs of young people with cancer”. March 2014 | Volume 13| Number 2 Cancer Nursing Practice
Nash, Darby, Nash (2012) “The spiritual care of sick children: reflections from a pilot participaton project”, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, DOl: 10.1080/1364436X.2012.752345