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Chaplaincy: Pastoral, Religious and Spiritual Care

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Who We Are


We are a team of NHS staff who provide pastoral support and spiritual and religious care for patients, their carers and staff.


Our team includes chaplains from different faith traditions to represent the range of beliefs found in Devon, trained and experienced in healthcare chaplaincy. They are supported by trained volunteers, known as chaplaincy team members (CTMs) who spend time on the wards visiting patients, and a wider network of honorary chaplains and community support.

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The Chapel

We undertake to ensure that the religious and spiritual needs of patients, relatives and staff of all faiths are met whenever possible.


Our team can be identified by official badges and, like all hospital staff, we are bound by strict confidentiality rules.


What We Offer

Simon Harrison, Lead Chaplain

Simon Harrison, Lead Chaplain

Spiritual and pastoral care

We recognise that illness and injury can affect people's whole lives, not just their bodies. Illness can bring added anxieties which people may find difficult to share with those closest to them. Members of the team are available at most times to sit with patients, relatives and staff and share in their experiences.


Religious support

we can help meet your religious needs while you are in hospital. This can involve:

  • Help to attend worship in chapel,

  • Holy Communion, anointing or other services taken to the ward.

  • Support given through prayer and by talking through faith issues.

We provide a 24 hour on-call service for urgent situations.


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