There is a mixed faith chaplaincy team working at the Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road. This team, in part full time and in part volunteers, helps minister to the spiritual needs of in-patients.
Fr Mathias is the newly appointed Catholic chaplain joining this team, assisted by Deacon Clive Brooks and supported by lay volunteers from the Ipswich Deanery.
Each Sunday morning, a Eucharistic Minister from one of the Ipswich parishes, visits the hospital to take Holy Communion to those that have requested it. However, the hospital gives no patient information to the chaplains, consequently we have no knowledge of Catholic patients. So if you, or any member of your family, are going into hospital and would like to receive the ministrations of the Church whilst there, please let Fr Mathias know, or leave a message for Deacon Clive on 01206 396319.