Pastoral, spiritual and religious care

The Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care Department (PSRC) is responsible for chaplaincy provision across the trust.

Our purpose is to ensure that the pastoral, spiritual and/or religious needs of those within the service are met, regardless of specific faith or beliefs.

Our front line work is mainly with inpatients and staff. We also support service-users and carers in the community.

Multi-faith rooms

We currently have dedicated multi-faith rooms at St. Martins Hospital, Canterbury and in the Trevor Gibbons Unit, Maidstone.

There are also a small prayer rooms in Archery House, Dartford, and on the Orchards in Priority House, Maidstone.

We are seeking to ensure we have accessible and good quality multi-faith rooms on our three main sites, Maidstone, Dartford and Canterbury.

Interfaith matters

Every member of the team will happily minister to people of any faith or of none. Where specific religious needs arise which we ourselves cannot meet, we will seek support from trusted contacts in the community.

Our team

Pastorial, spiritual and religious care service lead
The Rev Tristan Alexander-Watts

The Rev David Stedman

The Rev Tristan Alexander-Watts

Maidstone and Medway
The Rev Melissa Jack

The Rev Pam Beckinsale

Chaplaincy volunteers

We also have approximately 14 volunteers, most of whom are ward visitors, but also some who help with discussion groups and assisting with collective worship services.

If you are involved in a faith group and think you may have the calling and skills to become a chaplaincy volunteer please contact Stephen Tucker on 01622 723215 or email

Faith and belief support group

For people of all faiths and none, for friendship, discussion and prayer. 

We hold this group every Monday from 1.30-2.30pm (except bank holidays and the first Monday of every month) at Canada House, Barnsdale Road, Gillingham ME7 4JL.

For more information contact Revd Ruth Bierbaum on 01622 722180 or


Guide to caring for Buddhists

Useful websites






Christian: Christian Mindfulness:; Daily Prayer:


Church of England Service - (live at 9am every Sunday – recorded services available anytime)

Methodist Service - (live at 11am every Sunday – recorded services available anytime)

Chatham Memorial Synagogue

Park Avenue Synagogue

Hindu meditations

Muslim contact


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