People of all faiths or none are being invited to see the latest plans, including designs and proposals, for a new multi-faith centre, based at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
Visitors will be able to view the designs, seating and artwork proposals and speak to the project team and chaplaincy staff about the new building.
There’s also a competition to help choose a name for the new space.
The invitation days are being held on 2nd-3rd October in the Lansdown foyer of the RUH from 11.30am-2.30pm.
RUH Lead Chaplain Narinder Tegally said: “The new purpose-built centre will help us in our aim to provide religious and spiritual care to people with diverse needs from all backgrounds, culture, all faiths and none – and of course this support extends not just to patients, but to relatives, carers and staff.”
The multi-faith centre is under construction and is expected to be completed by the end of November.
It will create a modern space accessible and open 24 hours a day for people to talk, reflect, pray or simply gather their thoughts.
Ablution and prayer spaces will be available for those who need them, as well a quiet and private area for confidential and sensitive conversations. It will include a peaceful courtyard garden with planting, seating and sculpture.
The building is part of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Fit for the Future’ development plan to transform the site and further improve services for patients.
If you are interested in supporting the new multi-faith centre project (for example by helping to fund an item of equipment for the new centre or an item for its courtyard garden), the RUH would like to hear from you.
All funds received will help them to create a peaceful sanctuary amidst the busy, and at times emotionally challenging, day-to-day life of the RUH.
To donate to the multi-faith centre, contact Jan Witt (In Memory & Legacy Officer) from the Forever Friends Appeal on 01225 825819 or [email protected] The chaplaincy Team can be contacted on 01225 824039.