The Royal North Shore Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Department is founded on the belief that total care encompasses the whole person-physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.


We offer spiritual care services to all patients, their families and to staff.

Chaplains and Pastoral Carers offer: 

  • A listening ear, time to discuss religious or spiritual issues:
  • Prayer and sacraments
  • Spiritual and emotional support during times of illness, grief and loss.

Chaplains are available for all patients of all faiths and to those of no religious affiliation. On-site chaplains include:

  • Anglican
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic 
  • Uniting Church
  • Intensive Care Unit chaplain.

At your request we can contact a minister, priest, rabbi, Buddhist, Muslim and Hindu pastoral care visitor or a representative of your faith tradition.

A visit from a Chaplain can also be arranged through the hospital staff and in an emergency a staff member can page the duty Chaplain or Priest.


The Chapel is a multi-faith space open to all for prayer and reflection. It is open from 7am - 9pm daily.

Catholic Mass is offered at 1pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and 4pm Sundays.

Christian Meditation is offered from 1.30-2pm on Wednesdays.

Muslim prayer rooms are located adjacent to the Chapel and are open from 5am-10pm daily.

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Level 1, Building 31 (Vanderfield Building), Royal North Shore Hospital,
Reserve Road
St Leonards, NSW 2065

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Monday - Friday

After hours available through RNSH switch 02 9926 7111

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Coordinator: 02 9462 9724
Office: 02 9462 9730