Hospital chaplain receives official license from Bishop of Huntingdon

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Published 15.2.2023

Rev Petros Nyatsanza – Lead Chaplain at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust – has received his license during a ceremony at Hinchingbrooke Hospital Chapel.

The service was presided over by the Bishop of Huntingdon, Rt Rev Dagmar Winter in the presence of senior hospital staff and other Trust chaplains.

Rev Nyatsanza was licensed as part of his ministry as Chaplain, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Ely.

The license allows him to officiate at services and ceremonies in the Trust’s hospitals and within the Diocese; including being invited to preside over weddings, funerals, christenings within the local community.

He said: “Being a hospital chaplain is a great honour but receiving the license for the Diocese of Ely makes it official now and my huge thanks to Bishop Dagmar and the many Trust colleagues who attended the license service.”

Rev Nyatsanza is employed by North West Anglian NHS Foundation Trust and works across sites at the Trust’s three hospitals, Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke in Huntingdon and Stamford and Rutland Hospital.

A second licensing service is due to take place at Peterborough City Hospital later this month in the presence of the acting Bishop of Peterborough, Rt Revd John Holbrook.

This will allow Rev Nyatsanza to officiate in the same way within the Diocese of Peterborough as well as parts of Stamford.

Rev Nyatsanza is part of an eleven-strong Chaplaincy team which provides a multi-faith service all year round; including faith sensitive and compassionate care to the diverse communities that the hospitals serve.

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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust lead chaplain Rev Petros Nyatsanza and pictured at Hinchingbrooke Hospital with Rt Rev Dagmar Winter, Bishop of Huntingdon.