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Spiritual Care

Spiritual care

The Rowans Hospice recognises the value of spiritual care for patients and their families, friends and carers of all faiths and those who have no faith. Our spiritual care chaplaincy service is available to our in-patient unit and those attending The Heath Centre, Day Care. The service can also support those in the community.

The Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Service

Carol Gully is our Spiritual Care Chaplain and is available to listen and help to find meaning in what is happening. Spirituality is something within all of us.

Some people ask for prayer and specific ministry, others for help in exploring or deepening their own spirituality. You may simply want to have someone to accompany you in your journey.

Whatever your beliefs, we are non-judgemental, with the promise of respect, privacy and confidentiality.

To contact Carol call 023 9225 0001 or email carol.gully@rowanshospice.co.uk

The Chapel

Our Chapel can be used for services or you can just come to light a candle or have some quiet time. Friends and relatives are welcome to continue to use the Chapel as required even after their loved one has left our care.

The Book of Memories is kept in the Chapel and contains the names of those who have died in the hospice or have received care from the hospice in some way. If you think your relative’s name should be entered please call our Matron, Erika Lipscombe, on 023 9223 8542. The Book remains in the Chapel for those who wish to visit and is also used as part of our Annual Memorial Service.


Services can be held in the Chapel on request and tailored to individual's needs. Holy Communion is also available in patients’ own rooms, together with other ministries, by request.

There is an Annual Memorial and Thanksgiving Service held during Eastertide in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral and at Christmas Light up a Life services of remembrance happen both at The Hospice and at Canoe Lake, Portsmouth. For more details see our latest events.

Volunteer with us.

Whatever your age or interests, we provide many opportunities to volunteer at The Rowans Hospice. Serve meals, work in a shop, help in the hospice or drive for us.


Shop with us.

Bag yourself a bargain and support us at the same time. Visit our shops and see our great range of new and donated goods. You can donate as you shop by giving us anything you no longer want.


How to help.

Discover the exciting ways you can fundraise and get involved with The Rowans Hospice. From abseiling to family walks and business fun days, we.ve got great events for everyone.