Our Spiritual Care Team works closely alongside the clinical teams. Their care is integral to the support we offer our patients, their families, and those important to them. While we offer full support to those who express their spirituality through a faith, spiritual care is not religious and we honour each individual as a spiritual person. Christian services are held during the week and Holy Communion is regularly available. Leaders of other faiths are warmly welcomed, and can be contacted readily.

A member of the Spiritual Care Team is readily available as someone to talk to or to offer prayer at both our In-patient Units in Taunton and Yeovil, as well as in homes in the community. The Sanctuaries on both sites are neutral spiritual spaces open to all and offer a place to draw apart and be still.

Remembrance Services are held on Sunday afternoons regularly throughout the year in Taunton and Yeovil and offer the opportunity to place a gold or white rose in a vase in memory of a loved one.

‘Light Up a Life’ services are held at various locations across Somerset in early December.

Our Spiritual Care Coordinator, Rev’d Ann Fulton, is supported by a committed team of Spiritual Care Volunteers. You can contact Ann by emailing [email protected].

Sometimes, there are human encounters which have an import and significance beyond their obvious purpose. Your meeting with M, and with me, is one such. Somehow you met M, where he was, in a confusion of pain and fear and resignation and preparedness to die, but also still wanting to talk about art and curiously hopeful about life. He so valued your time with him.

Words of appreciation sent to a member of the spiritual care team

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