Who we are
The department has four chaplains: Rev Mark Read [Lead Chaplain], Rev John Thompson [at Gloucestershire Royal] and Rev Brenda Dowie [at Cheltenham General] . Rev Frank Wainwright serves the Roman Catholic community across both hospitals.
The Department of Spiritual Care is supported by a large team of trained volunteers who visit wards regularly. As well as representing the main Christian denominations they are also drawn from other world faiths. The department holds a contact list for most religious groupings and will always try to put a patient in touch with an appropriate faith leader if one is not available in our regular team.