Posts Tagged ‘hospital chaplaincy’

DHB rejects call for Christian Chapel

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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A Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Richard Dawson, is disappointed that the Southern District Health Board has rejected a call for a separate Christian chapel to be included in the new Dunedin Hospital. Dawson was one of the 52 people who signed a letter seeking assurance from the board that a Christian chapel and an office Read more

Waikato church leaders gather to support chaplaincy

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

More than 120 church leaders from across the Waikato region arrived at Waikato Hospital on 21 June to show their support for Waikato DHB’s chaplaincy service. The ‘Friends of Hospital Chaplaincy’ event was the first of its kind in New Zealand. It was organised by the DHB chaplaincy service so church leaders from a variety Read more

You want ME to pray for you? It’s becoming more unlikely…

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Getting any kind of help from Jesus didn’t seem likely when I was propelled onto a praying exploration by my friend Marcia’s decision to go on pilgrimage. Neither did I expect preaching at a local church, an unusual experience for me these days, the preaching and the going to church, to be a tipping point. The gospel I Read more

The spirituality of blood on the floor

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A bunch of blokes were gathered in a holy huddle at the back of a cathedral, worried that no one seemed to be listening to their good news anymore. Par for the course now but this was Paris during the Second World War. A world in turmoil meant people were thinking for themselves, taking up Read more

Medicine and spirituality can go beyond life-saving heroics

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Chaplains in hospitals are expected to talk of spiritual things but for clinical staff it is different. While a holistic approach to health care is much talked about, “spirituality remains a bit hazy; hard to find words for in a world dominated by scientific method”. “Making meaning is seen as one of the important elements Read more