Spiritual & Pastoral Care

Illness and injury can have an impact on your whole life, not just your body, and it can be hard to talk about your anxieties or fears with the people you are closest to. We are keen to help by supporting the full range and variety of spiritual and religious needs of our patients, their relatives and our staff.

The Chaplaincy Team consists of chaplains from the main Christian denominations, supported by a team of trained volunteers.

We also welcome representatives and leaders of other faiths into the hospital to support patients, relatives and staff. If you would like a hospital chaplain to visit, please inform the nurse or contact us.

Everyone is welcome to visit The Sanctuary located at Level 1, Gate 30, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital Bristol.

  • It is a place for people of any or no faith.
  • It is a place open for staff, patients and relatives to come at any time.
  • It is a place of refuge, of shelter, of protection, where nature and the world of spirit meet.
  • A place safe to use, to come and go, to bring and leave or to wait and be….

You can also ask your own pastor, minister, priest or other religious or spiritual leader to contact us on your behalf.

For further information download patient information leaflet: