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Aberdeen Hospital Chapels

Hospital chapels are open for the use of patients, relatives and staff. They are places of quiet for prayer and meditation.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

The Chapel at Foresterhill ARI

The Hospital Chapel at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is on Level 2 of the Pink Zone, near to the lifts. It is a place for quiet prayer and reflection open 24 hours a day.

Sandpiper Sanctuary - Emergency Department, ARI

Sandpiper Sanctuary
Directly above the new entrance to the Emergency Department in the Matthew Hay Building, the Sanctuary is a quiet space designed to give staff, patients or relatives time to reflect. It is for those of all faiths and none. The window was generously supported by the Sandpiper Trust and features many North East landmarks, rivers and wildlife.

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

The maternity hospital chapel's stained glass window depicting a baby in cupped hands, surrounded by flowers

A stained glass window is the focus of the Chapel at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. It is a small quiet place of peace used by many to give thanks or as a refuge at harder times. You will find the chapel on the ground floor, just past the reception desk. The stained glass window was designed by Jennifer Jayne Bayliss and depicts a baby supported by hands surrounded by birds, animals and plants. The Aberdeen Maternity Hospital Memorial Book lies here, and families are able to come in at any time to look at the page which records the death of their baby. The Chapel is open 24 hours a day.

Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

A wider view of the RACH chapel The RACH Chapel stained glass window

The Chapel in the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital is a place for quiet prayer and reflection. It can be found on the first floor beside the main lifts. It is open 24 hours a day.


Royal Cornhill Hospital

A picture of Cornhill Chapel

The Chapel at Royal Cornhill Hospital is situated in Block C and is clearly signposted. It is usually open for quiet meditation and reflection between 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, access can be obtained by ward staff contacting reception. Worship are held every Sunday at 11 am, lasting half an hour and there are weekly prayers on Monday at 12.30pm - 12.45pm. All are welcome.

Roxburghe House

Chapel Roxburghe

At the heart of Roxburghe House is the Chapel which provides a place of peace for quiet prayer and meditation. 


Woodend Hospital Chapel / Quiet Room

Woodend Quiet Room Tree  Woodend Chapel

The Chapel/Quiet Room at Woodend hospital is located in the main block on the corridor leading to X-Ray, near the Porter's Office.

Foresterhill Mosque

There is a Mosque on the Foresterhill Site in Aberdeen, located to the rear of the Maternity Hospital, near the IM&T building. Friday prayer takes place there at lunchtime and the Mosque is open for regular prayer at any time of the day. Because this is in a separate building it may not be suitable for patients to attend. If the available time or the circumstances make it difficult to perform prayer at the Mosque facility there is always the choice of performing it in one of the chapels available in every hospital within NHS Grampian. However, the Friday prayer is only held at the Mosque facility.

Dr Gray's Hospital Chapel

Dr Grays Chapel

The Chapel in Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin is located on the ground floor corridor between the old and new parts of the hospital. It is open to all for quiet prayer and meditation. The Sunday Service is held here.