Have you ever been in hospital and been visited by the Hospital Chaplain? As a Circuit, we are trying to engage with the team of Chaplains who work within the BRI. They do a wonderful work. However there are only 7 Chaplains in the whole hospital. They rely heavily on the work of lay volunteers to help with visiting. They are seeking new visitors. Training will begin next September, so people who are interested have plenty of time to think about this. I know that there are people within our Circuit who are already engaged in this most rewarding ministry.
In the Spring, I will be arranging a taster evening to find out more about this calling. If you are interested in this work then please have a word with me and I will be happy to give you more details.
In the meantime, the Chaplaincy team are holding an evening of carol singing round the wards, on Thursday 18th December from 6pm till 8pm with nibbles.
If you would like to go carol singing, then please tell me and I can arrange our places with the Chaplaincy team. This will be a great evening for everyone, the singers, staff and patients.
Circuit Pastoral co-ordinator