Spiritual Care (Chaplaincy)

We are the Department of Spiritual Care at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Better known as the Chaplaincy Department, our Chaplaincy team is made up of a team of nine Chaplains from a wide breadth cultural and faith/no-faith backgrounds.

At UHCW, our Chaplains are proud to support the vision, work, staff and patients of our Trust, and actively work in many areas to provide holistic health care for all – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Coming into hospital can be an anxious and unsettling experience. Our team want to make a patients stay as easy as possible; we are here to help and support everyone. Privacy, dignity and confidentiality are respected at all times.

We provide space regularly for religious worship, ceremonies and rituals which are represented within the Trust. We recognise the importance that faith can play in a person’s stay in hospital and will always work with patients, families and staff to provide opportunities where needed outside of our regular schedule.

Regular worship at UHCW currently consists of four main times of prayer (Muslim, Sikh and Christian) and six individual prayer rooms and a quiet room for those who come to pray or find quiet time throughout the day.

The main area of the Faith Centre is a multi-use facility for all faiths and none represented here at UHCW NHS Trust. Regularly used by staff and patients, it is a place where people are free to worship, celebrate or pray as they choose.

The Faith Centre is also a place for those of no particular religious background or faith. All are welcomed to find a moment of quiet and peace in the main chapel, quiet room or the garden (accessible via the main area).

Our regular service times for Jumu’ah (Friday Muslim) prayers are:

  • 1.45pm Summer
  • 1.15pm Winter

Regular service times for Christian worship are:

  • Tuesdays,11am – Roman Catholic Mass in the Faith Centre, University Hospital Coventry
  • 1st Tuesday of each month, 1:30pm - Roman Catholic Mass, Chapel of St. Elizabeth, Hospital of St. Cross
  • Sundays, 10am – Church of England/Free Church Service, Faith Centre, University Hospital Coventry
  • Sundays, 3pm – Roman Catholic Mass, Faith Centre, University Hospital Coventry

Regular service times for Sikh prayer are:

  • 1st Thursday of each month, 10am-11:15am, Sikh Chapel in the Faith Centre, University Hospital Coventry

All are welcome to join prayers and worship at the Faith Centre.

Contacting the UHCW Chaplaincy Team

If you would like to request a non-emergency visit from a Chaplain, please contact the Chaplaincy team on 02476 967 515. There is an answerphone available for non-emergency requests. This is checked throughout the day.

Please do not leave emergency requests on the answerphone. It is only checked during working hours.

For emergency requests for Chaplaincy support during office hours (8.30am-4.30pm) you are able to reach a Chaplain in one of the following ways:

Call Switchboard – ‘02476 964 000’ from any external phone, and ask them to bleep/call a Chaplain.

Call the Chaplaincy office on 02476 967 515. Do not leave a message for emergencies on the answerphone. If no one answers, please call UHCW switchboard who will contact the on call Chaplain.

Alternatively, you may contact the Chaplaincy Team on the following email address GMBFAITH@uhcw.nhs.uk, which is check periodically throughout the day.