We work hard at Trinity to provide spiritual care. We believe each person has a spirit and that we can encourage and uphold that spirit, as well as support people physically and psychologically.
Many people explore concerns and questions about their life and about the world with the Spiritual Care Team. We welcome and support people of all faiths and none. We are here to support patients, family, friends and carers and are open and inclusive in all we do.
Every Thursday at 1.30pm there is a short service in the Chapel. This usually has a Christian focus but we welcome people from all faiths and none. Each week the Spiritual Care Team let staff know the nature of the service. Ask any member of staff if you would like to attend or if you would like to chat to a member of the Spiritual Care Team.
Our Chapel is a space for quiet reflection – open to all. There is a book of inspirational readings and prayer request slips are available and can be left in the Chapel. The Spiritual Care Team also support patients with music, images, prayers and blessings; and a ‘My Spiritual Care’ folder is available for patients and friends to gather and collect items that are important to their wellbeing. Please ask a member of staff if you would like any of these.
The Journey – the Chapel paintings
We are all on the journey of life and for most people the journey has highs and lows. There are moments when we need the support of others and moments when we can offer support and love. It would be easy to imagine that the first painting in the Chapel is that of a patient who is struggling to manage their illness; but in reality it is you and it is me. It is each of us at a low ebb in our life when we are in need of some support. Living with serious illness can be deeply challenging and life can feel very out of balance and our world can become very small. Here at the hospice we try to keep life balanced and try to support people living with the uncertainity and difficulties that serious illness brings. Despite all the complexities of our journey we are always looking for the dance.
Dancing is as old as the human race itself, and has been used by communities throughout time to enable us to celebrate life and share the burdens. We know here at Trinity that we all need someone else to help us and support us. It is through relationships and sharing that our spirit is raised and we feel able to keep enjoying the journey.
Sometimes we just need to allow ourselves rest and space, but there are celebratory times in which our spirit can soar again and we can be at peace with ourselves and others.