The University's Chaplaincy Centre

Support for Patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust

The Chaplaincy Team at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS trust can make visits to patients, including Covid-19 patients, in hospital.

Please do make referrals to them if helpful:
- Urgent needs via the switchboard for the duty chaplain
- Non-urgent needs via phone 0114 271 5485 or email:
- Visiting at end of life is permitted on a case-by-case basis, this is limited to two named visitors wearing PPE

Support Groups for Staff

These support groups can be an effective way to find solidarity and mutual support when dealing with grief, loss, life-change, isolation and religion, belief or race discrimination. They continue to be non-judgemental, confidential and non-religious activities.

Groups run for three sessions, for one hour every four days. The group happens via Google Meet as a facilitated peer-to-peer conversation. The group facilitator will be an advisor or chaplain from the Chaplaincy Centre. Please note that these are not drop-in sessions - group members must register in advance and be willing to attend all 3 sessions.

Please see here for more information, dates of sessions and to complete an expression of interest form.

Chaplaincy Staff Contacts

During the pandemic the Chaplaincy Centre is open via web-chat, email, phone calls and online support groups.

The Chaplaincy is contactable through email at, or phone at 0114 222 8923.

Opening hours are 9am until 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 2pm on Friday. Outside office hours, Chaplains can be contacted via the University Control Room.

If there is a specific team member you want to contact directly, please see here for a list of advisers, associates and chaplains from many religions and beliefs.