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 19 chaplains from a wide breadth of 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 patient’s 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 welcome 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 1.20/1.40pm (summer) and 1.15pm (winter). There are now two prayer times each Friday for Muslim prayers due to Covid-19 regulations around attendance numbers.

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, 11am – Church of England/Free Church Service, Faith Centre, University Hospital Coventry
  • Sundays, 3pm – Roman Catholic Mass, Faith Centre, University Hospital Coventry