Spiritual Care Team
The Shakespeare Hospice Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy team deliver holistic and spiritual care.
What We Offer
The practice of holistic care recognises that the whole of a person’s selfhood and life comes with them into their health issues. The spiritual dimension is what affects us at the deepest level. Everyone possesses a spiritual dimension to his or her life. Whether religious or not, each person needs support systems in times of crisis.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Spiritual care is focussed on helping people (patients, relatives, carers or staff) to feel as good about themselves as possible. At The Shakespeare, we aim to help people to feel safe and cared for.
Many patients, their families and friends, find it helpful to be able to talk to someone who has time to listen and who is experienced in supporting people who are affected by a life-threatening illness.
The Spiritual Care Team is here to listen to you, whatever you would like to talk about. Whether you have a religious faith or not; we’re here to share your journey with you on your terms, at your speed. We are here for you, whoever you are, whatever your beliefs or questions.
Who We Are
The Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy Team is led by Revd Martyn Jinks, Lead Chaplain & Spiritual Care Co-Ordinator, supported by a team of Sessional Chaplains and experienced volunteers. All have great skills in delivering spiritual care.
The whole of the team is involved in providing spiritual care because “all good care is spiritual care”.
How We Can Help
The Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy Team is here to listen, encourage, and accompany you with patience and compassion whenever you need support.
You are assured of receiving a “good listening-to” in a relaxed and utterly non-judgemental way.
There are other resources besides people: The Sanctuary is available for anyone. In here you may sit and reflect, remember someone special or put a prayer, thought or memory onto the prayer tree.
We can help with thinking about and planning services; we can lead holy communion; we can arrange simple acts of blessing. We are here to help – please ask.
We have a large, supportive network of leaders from other faith communities and belief groups. It is our role to ensure that you and your loved ones are supported in your spirituality or faith by the right people. We will do our very best to achieve that.
Contacting the Team
If you would like more information about Spiritual Care at the Hospice or would like to speak to a member of our team, please call us on: 01789 266852