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Chaplaincy at hospitals Minimize

Priest giving Communion on a hospital visitIf you or someone you know goes into hospital, you can ask for a visit from the local Catholic chaplaincy team.  

In most hospitals, Eucharistic Ministers bring communion straight from church to the hospital on a Sunday, while the priests tend to do their rounds one day in the week, visiting anyone who would like to make confession or be anointed.  

The priest chaplains also come to the hospital when there is an emergency, and are often there several times in the week. 

In some hospitals there are also Catholic volunteer visitors who come in during the week to spend time with anyone who wants to see them.

However, in most of the hospitals in the diocese, even if the staff have asked if you are a Catholic, they are not allowed to pass this on to the chaplains. So if you are going into hospital, or you know someone who is, please let your parish priest or the local hospital chaplain know.  There are contact numbers for the major general hospitals below. 

If you are in hospital, you can request a visit from the chaplaincy team, but if you would like to see a Catholic, make sure you ask for someone from the Catholic team. 

Bishop's Hospital Adviser

Avril Baigent, Office for Lay Ministry, Damien House, 23 High Street, Great Missende HP16 9AA. Tel: 07823 788310. Email: avril@northamptondiocese.com

Kettering General Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and The Cransley Hospice, Canon John Koenig, 01536 512497

Northampton General Hospital, Canon Mark Floody, 01604 714556

St Andrew’s and St Matthew’s Hospital, Northampton, Fr Andrew Behrens, 01604 713015

Milton Keynes University Hospital, Fr Lijo Payikkattu, 01908 221228

Bedford General Hospital, Fr Malcolm Bull, 01234 350628

Luton and Dunstable General Hospital, Fr Michael Patey, 01582 663706

Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Fr Jude Iroh, 01296 290545

Wycombe General Hospital, Fr Jonathan Hill, 01494 523969

Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Fr Michael Bates, 01753 543770

Chaplaincy at smaller hospitals and hospices, below, is mainly provided by parishes rather than individual named priests.
Use the Church Finder to locate the appropriate parish.
For chaplaincy in nursing and residential care homes, use the link on the left.

Amersham General Hospital
Little Chalfont
Barratt Maternity Unit, Northampton
Great Billing
Bedford General Hospital North Wing
SS. Philip & James
Biggleswade Hospital 

Brackley Hospital
Bromham Hospital
St Joseph's, Bedford
Buckingham Hospital
Chesham Cottage Hospital
Chiltem Hospital, Great Missenden
Great Missenden
Corby Community Hospital
St Brendan's, Corby
Danetre Hospital
Isebrook Hospital
Luton & Dunstable General (Maternity)
Holy Ghost, Luton

Manor Hospital, Biddenham 

St Joseph's, Bedford
Marlow Community Hospital
Rushden Hospital
St Mary's Hospital, Kettering
Three Shires Hospital, Northampton
St Gregory's, Northampton
Upton Hospital, Slough
St Ethelbert's, Slough

Hospices for the Dying

South Bucks Hospice, High Wycombe
St Augustine, High Wycombe
Cransley Hospice, Kettering
Florence Nightingale Hospice, Aylesbury
Our Lady of Lourdes, Aylesbury
Pasque Hospice, Luton
Holy Family, Luton
St John's Sue Ryder Hospice, Moggerhanger
Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Northampton
St Gregory, Northampton
Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Cluster

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