Graphic of people and the words 'DHCFT Chaplaincy Service, for everyone'Our chaplaincy team provide specialist spiritual, religious and compassionate pastoral support. 

We offer support to our service users, their families and or carers and our colleagues. Anyone can request chaplaincy support.

We support people of all faiths as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief but would just like someone to talk to. We will always listen and take what you say seriously.

We have chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers who represent many denominations, faiths and beliefs, including:

  • Buddhist
  • Christian (Church of England, Free Church, Roman Catholic and Pentecostal)
  • Hindu
  • Humanist
  • Jain
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Sikh

We will always try to find a faith or belief specific chaplain if we can.

We are available for confidential one to one conversation at times of difficulty, stress and uncertainty, alongside on-going spiritual and pastoral care. Our service is available 24/7.

We provide regular opportunities for worship and reflection and have dedicated prayer/quiet spaces across our inpatient sites where spiritual reflection and worship services take place.

We safeguard and support the spiritual and religious lives of all those who are supported by, or work within, Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust.

What we do

Our chaplaincy team carry out a number of important duties that include:

  • Visiting service users on wards and units
  • Supporting our colleagues
  • Providing communion
  • Conducting services
  • Personal prayer
  • Provision of faith specific literature
  • Production of our multi-faith calendar.
  • Provision of Multi Faith Guide. 

What we provide

We have chapels and multi-faith prayer rooms across our sites available for quiet prayer and reflection. They may be used by our service users, their relatives or carers and our colleagues. If you wish to use a prayer room for a religious or pastoral reason, please contact us.

If you are staying on one of our wards or units, a chaplain can visit you and listen to your concerns. Please contact the team, or ask a member of staff to arrange a visit. 

Contact us

How to access our service:

Our chaplaincy team is available to all of our service users, their relatives or carers and our colleagues. If you are a service user on a ward or unit, please ask a member of staff to contact us.

Our contact information

Telephone: 01332 623700 Ask for the duty chaplain.
Telephone: Hartington Unit 01246 512567 Ask for the duty chaplain.


Main office: 
Ashbourne Centre, 
Kingsway Site, 
DE22 3LZ

Chaplaincy resources