From left, Rob Hughes (Chairman), the Bishop of Huntingdon, Julia Chamberlain, Helen Fyall (Head Chaplain), Lesley Crosby (Deputy Chief Nurse)
The newest member of the Hinchingbrooke Chaplaincy team, Rev Julia Chamberlain, was welcomed to the hospital on 31 August with a licensing service conducted by the Bishop of Huntingdon.
The service was Julia’s first chance to meet some of her new colleagues as they came along to welcome her to her new role.
The work of a chaplain will take Julia all over the hospital. She will find herself on the Special Care Baby Unit and rehabilitation wards, working with people at both ends of their lives and everywhere in between.
Julia, said: “While people come to hospital for their bodies to heal, there’s more to health. Sometimes people who are here are at their lowest ebb and it can help to have someone to listen and offer support and comfort. I know this will be a very rewarding job."
Julia trained for ordination at St Mellitus College in London and was minister for Little Thetford, near Ely. Before that she worked as a Children and Families Advisor and taught in primary schools in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
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