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Spiritual support for each person in every season

Spiritual companions to people of all traditions and those with no religious affiliation.

What we do

  • conversation and prayers before surgery
  • bedside visits during a hospital stay
  • support for families during surgery
  • confidential listening
  • worship leadership within the hospital
  • consultation religious or ethical questions
  • rituals and sacraments when requested
  • care for your spirit during your physical healing
  • help you observe your own faith practices in this setting
  • pray for hope, healing, comfort and peace

We are available

Chaplains are in the Hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. During evening hours, chaplains may be paged for emergencies.

Contact us

Call the page operator at 617-355-6363. Ask for a chaplain to be paged. A nurse can also page for you.

Who we are

We represent the Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Roman Catholic, United Methodist, and United Church of Christ traditions. We are not here to "sell our beliefs" but to listen deeply, and to nurture your spirit, courage and hope in a difficult time.

Chaplains at Boston Children's Hospital

CHAPLAIN FAITH/TRADITION PHONE NUMBER
Rev. Ann Haywood-Baxter United Methodist Church       857-218-4780

Rev. Michele Torres

Episcopal (Spanish speaking) 617-355-7729
Shannon Fannning  Roman Catholic 617-355-4775
Rabbi Susan Harris Jewish 617-355-7243, Ext. 1916
Fr. Robert Nee Roman Catholic
 
617-355-4775
Rev. Mary Robinson, Director    Protestant (UCC) 617-355-4635

 

Our chapel

Children's peaceful interfaith chapel, located on Farley 1 near the Family Resource Center, is always open. You are welcome to use this quiet space for your own prayer or meditation.

Patients are welcome to use this space for their own prayer or meditation. Prayer requests for a patient or loved one may be left in the chapel's prayer box. A current listing of service times is posted near the chapel door. Rosaries, electric Sabbath candles, prayer rugs and cushions, and scriptures in many languages are available upon request.

Directory

A directory of local churches, synagogues and mosques with phone numbers and directions is available in the chapel or online at the Pluralism Project, Harvard University.

Helpful Links

Scheduled Worship Times

Buddhist

  • Vipassana “Insight “ Meditation, Wednedays @ 8AM in the Chapel
  • Meditation cushions available for your use at all times

Jewish

Muslim

  • Boston prayer schedule
  • Multi-faith chapel (with prayer rugs and Qibla) open at all times for daily prayer
  • Please speak with the Muslim chaplain for directions to the closest Friday prayer
  • Special events for Ramadan and other holy days

Protestant

  • Services scheduled for special holidays

Roman Catholic

  • Sunday at 11:30 am in the Patient Entertainment Center
  • Misales en inglés y español
  • Sunday's Mass is broadcast within the hospital on channel 22
  • Monday at 11:45 am in the chapel
  • Wednesday at 11:45 am in the chapel
  • Friday at 11:45 am in the chapel

Contact us

For more information on our pastoral care services and interfaith chapel hours, please contact us:

Boston Children's Hospital
Farley Building, First Floor, #104
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-355-6664

Email:
Rev. Mary Robinson, M.A., M.Div.
Chaplain, Director of Pastoral Care

Interfaith Chapel

Farley Building, 1st Floor



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