Chaplaincy Support

Hospital Chaplains within the Western Trust have committed to support and pray for the hospital, staff and patients each day during this time of crisis.


"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."    Corinthians 1: 3-4


If anyone has a prayer request, they can email, text or Whatsapp Chaplains - contact details are displayed below and also attached as printable documents.


Chaplaincy Support Helplines for Patients and Staff - Altnagelvin Hospital

Our Chaplaincy Team offer spiritual, religious and pastoral help and support to you, our patients and their families as we face this COVID 19 pandemic They can be contacted directly by voice or video call or to message prayer requests on the numbers below.

Catholic Church

Fr Sean O’Donnell    075 5140 2760

Fr Daniel McFaul

Fr Malachy Gallagher

Fr Michael Canny


Church of Ireland

Canon David Ferry    075 5725 4715


Presbyterian Church

Rev Keith Hibbert    075 5725 4721

Rev Lindsay Blair    075 5725 4724


Methodist Church, other religions and none

Mrs Jennifer Gault    075 5725 4734

Rev Richard Johnston    075 5411 2238

Contact SWITCHBOARD if you can’t get connected with Chaplains on the numbers above.


Video Support Messages for Staff from Hospital Chaplains

Click on the links below to view:

Father Sean O’Donnell & Father Neil – Roman Catholic

Sister Rosa Wang – Roman Catholic Chaplain

Jennifer Gault - Methodist

Lyndsey Blair - Presbyterian

David Ferry – Church of Ireland

Reverend Jane Nelson – Presbyterian - OHPCC  Chaplain.


Here I Am Spiritual Support Card

The Here I am Spiritual Support Card has been attached at the bottom of this page.

Prayer for Healthcare Workers


Follow the link below for further Prayers and Resources for Hospital Chaplains, Healthcare Workers, Families and Patients:


Prayer for Children Booklet - See attachments below for printable version

Plenary Indulgence - Roman Catholic

A Special Plenary Indulgence was given by Pope Francis in Rome on 27th March - Please see attachment below for further guidance. 


A range of Guidance Documents have been attached below to include:

Humanist Leaflet - Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network


Hindu and Sikh Prayer Leaflet


Jewish Prayer Leaflet


Muslim Prayer Leaflet


Online Streaming of Services

St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen (Church of Ireland)

On Easter Sunday at 11.00am and every Sunday thereafter at 11.00am the main service will be streamlined on the internet. You will find the ‘Live link’ on the home page of the Cathedral website


Hope in a Crisis Booklet


Week of Prayer

Bishop Andrew has asked people across Derry and Raphoe Diocese to join the chain of prayer from Monday 27th April to Sunday 3rd May 2020. He has asked that as many people as possible are praying together throughout the week. A Prayer Resources Booklet (for the chain of prayer throughout Derry and Raphoe Diocese) has been added to the attachments below.