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

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:

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.