It’s Chaplaincy Week at the James Paget next week, with our chapel team highlighting the work they do and the services they offer to patients, families, visitors and staff at the hospital.
From Monday, 3 September, there will be stands in our main reception and in our Aubergine Restaurant as well as outside the chapel itself between 10am and 12noon and 2pm to 4pm, with members of the team available to talk to anyone who wishes to stop for a chat. The chaplaincy team go beyond offering religious services – they are here for all denominations and faiths as well as those who don’t follow an organised religion, offering a friendly face and a listening ear.
Lead chaplain Reverend Dr Alan Palmer has already provided mental health well-being workshops at the hospital for staff and his extensive background – as a minister in the UK, Canada and Belgium, teaching and training at universities and schools and researching and authoring publications - makes him ideally placed to help with a range of issues whatever your age or beliefs.
On Thursday morning, 6 September, there will be the chance to join the team for their regular coffee morning between 10am and 12noon, with tea and cake also available, while on Thursday afternoon there will be a harvest festival service at 1pm, with all invited and donations of non-perishable items welcome that will then be donated to a local foodbank.