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Last updated 24th August 2023

Support hospital chaplaincy

Hospital chaplains are healthcare professionals who, recognised and supported by their respective faith communities, are uniquely qualified and trained to deliver spiritual, pastoral and religious care to patients, clients and staff.

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust

(Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital)

Chaplaincy and Bereavement Care Manager:

Rev Canon Andrew Horsfall


Royal Preston Hospital NHS Trust

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Dept

Lead Chaplain: Rev Martin McDonald


Tel: 01772 522435  Ext 2350

Mob: 07518 901677

University Hospital of Morecambe Bay 

NHS Foundation Trust (Lancaster)


Team Leader: Rev Ian Dewar


Tel: 01524 519231.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 


Team Lead: Rev Ian Baxter


Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Manager:

Rev Canon Anne Edwards


Tel: 01942 822324

Useful phone numbers:

Royal Preston Hospital Chaplaincy: 01772 522350

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital Chaplaincy: 01257 247171

Out of Hours referrals calls should always go to the Operator: 01772 716565