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Spiritual Care

Here at Farleigh Hospice our Spiritual Care team is led by our Chaplain and a team of volunteers, who come from a range of faith and non-faith communities. While for some, spirituality is associated with religion, spiritual care includes any beliefs, practices, and relationships that help people find meaning, comfort, and hope.

We welcome and support people of all faiths and none. We are here for patients, family, friends, and carers, and we are open and inclusive in all we do.

We understand that coming to terms with a life-limiting illness can be difficult, and can bring a whole range of thoughts and emotions to the surface, and we want you to know that we are here for you.

We will

  • Welcome you and give you time and space to talk, in a quiet environment.
  • Encourage you to freely express your own faith or spirituality in your own way.
  • Listen to you, and if you wish, pray with you or for you.
  • Provide resources to support you, including poems, music, religious texts, and sacraments.
  • Visit you in your own home or within the hospice.

If you would like any more information about Spiritual Care here at Farleigh, please get in touch on 01245 457311 or

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is on the ground floor of Farleigh Hospice, set apart from the rest of the hospice to allow you time and space for a moment of quiet prayer and reflection. You are welcome to light a candle, write in the memory book or make use of any of the resources in the room. The Sanctuary is fully wheelchair accessible and arrangements can be made to enable patients to visit the sanctuary in their bed.

The Sanctuary is open to visitors from the public at any time between the hours of 9 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. We recommend that you contact our main reception between these hours to arrange your visit.

Click or touch and drag on the interactive 360 photo below for a virtual view of our Sanctuary.

We understand how important this space is for so many people who wish to have a moment of remembrance for the loved ones lost. We are able to offer to write a special message in our memory book and light a candle on your behalf. If this is something you would be interested in, please drop us an email at

Remembrance Services

Light up a life

Our ‘Life up a Life’ services offer a very special way to remember loved ones. The services take place across mid-Essex and are centred on Christmas trees covered with lights, shining in memory of absent friends and family.

Forget-me-not service

Every year we take time during the summer months to remember loved ones. The service is open to everyone and is a chance for people to come together to celebrate the life of someone special.