The Department for Spiritual Care

Chaplains are available to assist in meeting the spiritual or religious needs of all patients and their relatives. The Trust currently employs specialist faith chaplains from the Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities, who are also available to meet with all people of any faith or none. One chaplain from each of these faith groups is available on call for emergencies at all times day and night, including weekends and bank holidays. They can be contacted by ward staff, patients, or their families via the switchboard.

Sandwell Hospital Chapel

  • The Chapel at Sandwell is on the second floor of the main building and Wudu and toilet facilities are next door.
  • The monthly Roman Catholic Mass takes place on the first Friday of the month at Sandwell at 11.30am.
  • Each Sunday, the Ecumenical Service takes place at 2.30pm.
  • The Friday Prayers, Jummah, takes place at Sandwell Chapel at 1pm.
  • At Rowley Regis Hospital, contact the matron. Occasional services are held on wards.

City Hospital Chapel

  • City Hospital Chapel can be found on the first floor of the main building, opposite Ward D20 and is open between 8am and 8pm.
  • The monthly Roman Catholic Mass takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at 12pm.
  • Each Sunday, the Ecumenical Service takes place at 11am.
  • The Friday Prayers, Jummah, takes place at Millers Restaurant at 1pm. At City, the Wudu facilities are opposite D11 on the main spine and there is also a prayer room at the Birmingham Treatment Centre with Wudu facilities.

Meet the team

Our Chaplains are people of all faiths and none. They are spiritual practitioners who are there to provide a listening ear to patients, their loved ones and our staff.

Rev. Eddie Briones leads the team and is supported by Rev Ebeneezer Asaju, Rev Eddie Briones, Joga Singh, Sikh Chaplain, Rakesh Bhatt, Hindu Chaplain, Akm Kamruzzaman, Imam, and Erum Razaq, female Muslim Chaplain. Fr Stan and Fr John are our Catholic Chaplains.

If you wish to speak to a Chaplain of a faith not mentioned above, please contact the Chaplaincy office.

Rev Ebenezer Asaju

Christian Chaplain

Rev Eddie Briones

Lead Chaplain

Rakesh Bhatt, Hindu


Contact us

The prayer room and chapels are both open for private prayer for you to use.

Ring 0121 553 1831 and ask the operator for the on call faith specific chaplain. If it is not an emergency, please leave a message on the answer phone and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Non-urgent appointments can be made via the Chaplaincy offices during normal office hours from Monday to Friday.

City Hospital: 0121 507 5051

Sandwell General Hospital and Rowley Regis Hospital: 0121 507 3557