At Mountbatten, we recognise that providing holistic care includes helping you to face difficult issues about the meaning and value of life. These are spiritual questions and they can cause us distress and pain when we face them on our own. They are common to all of us, whether we or not we follow a religious path or practise a faith.

There are many questions that we may face as we come to terms with a life threatening condition, or as we experience the death of a loved one:

  • Why am I suffering?
  • What has been the point of my life?
  • How can I find meaning in this experience?
  • Is there anything beyond this life?

All our Mountbatten staff are here to support you if you are asking these questions. Our Spiritual Care team is also here to listen with care, with compassion and in confidence to whatever you wish to raise, and wherever you are.

Our Chapel at Mountbatten Hospice 

Our chapel is a quiet space for people of all faiths and none.

In the chapel, you will find

  • a book to write in your memories and thoughts
  • mosaics made by service users in the John Cheverton Centre
  • a small wooden labyrinth to help still your mind
  • a music centre to play CDs or your own choice of music using Bluetooth
  • books to browse or read to encourage and inspire
  • candles to light for remembrance or reflection

Anyone is welcome to join our regular events held in the chapel and John Cheverton Centre.

Additional support from the Spiritual Care Team

  • Bedside Communion
  • Making contact with your faith community
  • Prayer and anointing
  • Companionship and conversation or silent support
  • Funeral planning