Chapels and Sanctuaries

There’s a great diversity of names, layouts and uses of the rooms we designate as sacred space. From time to time we have the need or opportunity to redecorate, move rooms or even rebuild. At other times, we’re just curious – what facilities do other chaplains, other hospices, have? There is some published guidance – check out the articles here, but pictures also speak volumes…

Collins et al (2007) NHS Hospital Chaplaincies in a multi-faith society: The spatial dimension of religion and spirituality in hospital. Read article

Lamb C (1998) Room for Religion. Read article

NHS (2003) Meeting religious and spiritual needs, pp17-18. Read article

NSW Health (2009) Protocol for Chapels / Religious spaces within hospitals in NSW Health. Read article

St George’s University (2013) – Quiet Room protocol. Read article

Please have a look here and please submit photographs of your own sacred spaces

Sheffield – St Luke’s Hospice