At this time there is no formal Catholic Chaplain to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, but there is a small team of volunteers who take Holy Communion to patients.
IF YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, ARE DUE TO GO INTO THE ROYAL BERKS HOSPITAL AND WOULD LIKE A VISIT FROM A CATHOLIC PRIEST,
PLEASE CONTACT FR PAUL MARTIN
telephone: 0118 947 1787
The Royal Berks phone number is: 0118 322 7105
When you, or a member of your family, goes into hospital, please remember to inform the hospital staff that you/they are a Roman Catholic
- The Chaplaincy consists of two Church of England ministers, a Methodist minister and an Imam
- There is a group of Eucharistic Ministers who distribute Holy Communion on Wednesdays and Sundays
A further group, The Chaplaincy Volunteer Visitors, go to a designated ward in the Royal Berks each week on a strictly non-denominational basis, with a view to seeing patients of all faiths and none, making them aware of the willingness of any Chaplain to visit them. This group consists of fourteen volunteers, three of whom are Catholic. Frank Booth is the only one from St Anne’s.