We are a team of people, both male and female, of
various faiths and denominations. Some of us are employed by the
Trust; some of us are volunteers. Some of us are ordained priests,
deacons or ministers of our respective chuurches. Some of us are
We work to promote the spiritual well-being of everyone in
We abide by proper professional standards and strict rules about
Full time; Revd Kevin Tromans (Senior Chaplain). Revd Catherine
Part-time: Revd Jurgen Muller, Mrs Patsy Ottewell, Revd
Tom Gibbons, Father Paul Tully
Honorary; Revd Elizabeth Cummings, Revd Canon Penny
Martin, Revd Dorothy Wilson.
Across the Trust we are supported by some 24 chaplaincy
volunteers. Occasionally we will have student chaplains on
placement with us.
We offer pastoiral and emotional support and spiritual care
through friendship and a listening ear. We will try to help in
whatever way we can. We visit wards and departments
We will be pleased to respond to requests for sacramental
support and other religious services.
We can arrange for any religious needs to be met.
With a patient's permission we can contact a patient's own
church leader or faith representative in the community so they too
can offer support either in hospital or on returning home.
We work as a team across the Trust and have a presence at each
of its hospitals, visiting the wards on a regular basis.
We have various facilities for prayer and worship in our
hospitals and all of our patients and their families are welcome to
At Bishop Auckland Hospital
The Chapel/ Prayer Room is on the main corridor of the ground
At present there are no regular services in the chapel/prayer
room, but we are planning to introduce these in the near
At Darlington Memorial
The Mary Hodgkin Memorial Chapel is on the ground floor.
Sunday, 11 am, Sunday Service (usually Holy Communion)
Thursday, 10.30 am, Holy Mass.
Volunteers are available to take patients along to the services
There is also a small Prayer Room on level 1 of the main ward
At University Hospital
The Chapel is on floor 1, near ward 5.
Sunday, 11.15am, Holy Communion.
Saturday 10am, Holy Mass.
The Prayer Room is on the East Wing Corridor.
Dhuhr - Muslim Midday Prayers - 1.30pm, daily. Friday Prayers at
You can 'phone the chaplains
Or our ward staff will be pleased to contact a chaplain for
There is always a chaplain available for urgent calls, 24 hours
a day, who can be contacted through the hospital switchboard.
If you are coming into hospital and would like one of us to
call, please just let us know.