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All patients, staff and visitors, are welcome to attend services and to use the Multi-Faith Centres at any time for prayer and times of quiet reflection.

 

Ashford Hospital

The Ashford Hospital Multi-faith Centre is on the Ground Floor of the Hospital, to the left of the open foyer near the main Hospital entrance. The Centre is open from 8.00am - 6.00pm each day. Security staff will unlock it at other times if needed. The Centre includes a Chapel, a Multi-Faith Prayer Room, a Quiet Room and an Ablutions Room for the use of those whose practice it is to observe ritual washing before prayer.

 

Service and prayer times:

Service times are advertised on the chapel notice board and in the hospital. Festival Services including the Christmas Carol Service and the St Luke's Day Service, (around 18th October) are held in the Education Centre.

  • Radio service - On the first Sunday in each month there is a United Service of Christian Worship at 10.30am broadcast live from St Peter's Hospital Chapel on Hospital Radio Wey. Patients may wish to listen to the service from their bedside.
  • On the last Sunday in each month there is a united service of Christian Worship at 3.00pm. Volunteers are available to help you get to the Chapel.
  • Friday Prayers in the Islamic tradition are observed each Friday lunchtime. Other services are advertised on the Centre notice board and via the Trust intranet.

 

St Peter's Hospital

The St Peter's Hospital Multi-faith Centre is situated to the left of the Duchess of Kent entrance to the hospital. The Centre is open from 8.00am - 6.00pm each day. Security staff will unlock it at other times if needed. The Centre includes a Chapel, a Multi-Faith Prayer Room, a Quiet Room and an Ablutions Room for the use of those whose practice it is to observe ritual washing before prayer.

 

Service and prayer times:

Service times are advertised on the chapel notice board and in the hospital. Festival Services including the Christmas Carol Service and the St Peter's Day Service, (around 29th June) are held annually in the Chapel..

  • On the first Sunday in each month there is a United Service of Christian Worship in the Chapel at 10.30am. Volunteers will visit the wards on Saturday afternoon to invite patients to the service and there will be a team of volunteer wheelchair pushers to collect patients on Sunday morning. The service is broadcast live on Hospital Radio Wey. Patients may wish to listen to the service from their bedside.
  • On the second Sunday in each month there is a United Service of Christian Worship in the Chapel at 10.30am. Volunteers are available on the Sunday morning to wheel patients to the service. This service is not broadcast.
  • Six times a year at 4pm on Sunday there is a Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for those who have died. Invitations to the service are issued by the Bereavement Office to those whose loved ones have died in Ashford or St. Peter's Hospitals, but this service is open to anyone who might find it helpful. Further details are available from the Bereavement Office on extension 2319.
  • Friday Prayers in the Islamic tradition are observed each Friday lunchtime. Other services are advertised on the Centre notice board and via the Trust intranet.

 

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