St Barnabas Chapel
St Barnabas Chapel stands in its own small garden next to the Post-graduate Medical Centre and near the
St Barnabas was noted for being a great encourager and is also the patron saint of nursing and so it seems an appropriate dedication for a hospital chapel. The stained glass window opposite the one of St Barnabas, pictured here, features St Luke the gospel writer who was himself a physician and has become the patron saint of doctors. The East Window, recently restored, depicts Christ, the light of the world. This, as so much within the chapel, was a gift in memory of a former matron Miss Annie Winifred Pagen.
The Chapel also includes items from the Chapel at
To the right of the altar, provided by the generosity of the Friends of Mayday during the refurbishment and re-ordering of the Chapel in 1991, is our Remembrance Book. Behind the altar is the Roman Catholic Tabernacle and the Anglican Aumbry where the sacrament is reserved.
Beautified by gifts and remembrances of the past St Barnabas Chapel is also a place of the present seeking to meet the needs of patients, staff and relatives now, offering hospitality not only to Christians of all denominations but to people of all faiths and none. It continues to be a sanctuary where joys can be expressed, tears shed and healing sought - a place where one can ‘be’.
The Chapel is open daily for peace and prayer and is used regularly for services. A variety of prayers material and information leaflets for patients and visitors are available. A smal