For Patients and Families
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.
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
|Rev. Ann Haywood-Baxter||United Methodist Church||857-218-4780|
|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||
|Rev. Mary Robinson, Director||Protestant (UCC)||617-355-4635|
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.
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.