Hospital prayer tree

To mark this year's National Healthcare Chaplains Week, Berwick Infirmary chaplain Canon Alan Hughes installed a prayer tree in the visitors' room for staff and patients at the hospital.

Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 11:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 11:33 am
Canon Alan Hughes with the prayer tree at Berwick Infirmary.

The tree’s branches hold permanent prayer tokens for each of the hospital’s departments and a bowl holds paper leaves for visitors to place their own thoughts and requests.

Canon Hughes is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust’s chaplaincy service.

It provides confidential comfort and support to those who are facing difficult situations such as living with illness or facing bereavement.

Similar prayer trees are in place across the trust.