Coming to hospital can cause many different emotions in patients, relatives, carers and friends. You may want to talk to one of our chaplains or volunteer ward visitors in confidence.

The Chaplaincy team at Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Orpington Hospital offers spiritual, religious or pastoral support to people of all faiths and beliefs, religious and non-religious.

You can talk to chaplains from the Christian and Muslim faiths. We can also call community faith leaders representing the major world religions and the Humanist Association to support you. The chaplains are assisted by a group of volunteer ward visitors.


Chapels and prayer rooms

In a busy hospital you may need a space where you can reflect in peace and quiet.

  • At the PRUH our chapel/prayer room with ablution facilities is in the North Wing, level 1.
  • At Orpington Hospital our chapel/prayer room is on the first floor.


Prayers and services

Services are held at the PRUH and at Orpington Hospital. There is also Mass on the Holy Days of Obligation. Please check the chapel notice board for information about our other services, including Services of Remembrance, or contact the Chaplaincy Office.

If you cannot get to a service, we can come and visit you on a ward. Please ask a member of staff to contact us for you.

Day Service Time
Monday Service of the Word: Princess Royal
Prayer during the day: Orpington
Tuesday Service of the Word: Princess Royal 9am
Wednesday Service of the Word: Princess Royal 9am
Thursday Service of the Word: Princess Royal
Roman Catholic Mass: Princess Royal
Friday Service of the Word: Princess Royal 9am
Sunday Holy Communion: Princess Royal 11am

Muslim prayers

Every Friday, 1pm, in the PRUH chapel.


Become a Chaplaincy Volunteer

Chaplaincy Volunteers come from a variety of local faith and belief organisations. After training, they visit patients, with their consent. They work with the Chaplains, and listen and respond sensitively to patients’ needs. This may mean supporting someone from a very different background.

To find out more:


How to contact us

  • From inside the hospitals, call us on extension 63912
  • From outside the hospitals, call us on 01689 863912
  • If your call is not urgent, you can leave a message on our answer machine.
  • Email us at

A chaplain is on call all day and night. In an emergency, they can be contact via the switchboard on 01689 863000.