World Religion Day is on Sunday 16 January 2022 and at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to have a Chaplaincy staff team who are available to provide religious, spiritual and pastoral care and support 24-hours a day for anyone who requests it.
The diverse team is made up of Buddhist, Christian (Church of England, Free Church and Roman Catholic), Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Spiritual Care Chaplains. We are here to support people of all faiths and beliefs. Our service is to offer a non- anxious, calming, non-judgemental presence, that is person focused. This can be through offering a listening ear, prayer, a fun activity, providing religious support or a religious ceremony such as a baptism. We have places of prayer and quiet on all our sites and bespoke belief resources for patients, families and staff.
We have many special projects that we offer to support to our patients, families and staff: Celebrate Events (Multi Faith and Cultural occasions), Spiritual Play activities, sibling packs, hatching chicks in our Children’s chapel, choirs, bereavement comfort packs and memorial events, staff support retreats, fun videos, specialist training programmes in paediatric and maternity chaplaincy and a research centre.
You can find out more about our Chaplaincy resources by visiting our dedicated pages on our website.