Facing a life-limiting illness can be very disorientating. We may struggle to come to terms with how things will change for us, our families and friends. Sometimes we find ourselves asking questions about the value, meaning and purpose of our lives.

Conversations often take place at Primrose in which staff and volunteers listen with sensitivity to these kinds of concerns. The Chaplain has a particular role in offering friendship and support to patients and their families, whatever their background or beliefs.

Keith Judson joined us in October 2014, after nearly eight years in regional Baptist ministry. He is seconded by Bromsgrove Baptist Church to serve as Chaplain to Primrose Hospice. His work includes spending time with patients and family members, home and hospital visits, as well as leading acts of shared reflection and remembrance.

Our chaplaincy volunteers work with Keith, helping especially in the short times of prayer and reflection held each day and open to anyone.

The Octagon is our spiritual space/ chapel/ quiet room and is available for everyone to use. Many people have found it to be a place of peace. It is available for personal use as well as daily prayers and some therapy sessions.