Pastor Rosemary Myers – Hospital Chaplain

Pastor Rosemary Myers - Canberra Hospital Chaplain

Pastor Rosemary Myers – Canberra Hospital Chaplain

Pastor Rosemary Myers was commissioned to the role of Hospital Chaplain at The Canberra Hospital on 9 August 2015.

Pastor Rosemary Myers - commissioning

Pastor Rosemary Myers – commissioning

Pastor Rosemary Myers

Pastor Rosemary Myers

After a period of discernment, led by members of the Presbytery, plus education in several disciplines, Rosemary Myers was accepted and commissioned for this ministry at a service held at The Canberra Hospital’s Chapel. Rosemary’s family from Newcastle and Canberra supported her, along with many members of her faith community at Kippax UC.

Members of the TCH Chaplaincy team from other faith groups, including Catholic and Anglican chaplains, also attended the UCA service.

Uniting Church Chapel service – Canberra Hospital

Canberra Hospital
A Uniting Church Chapel service has been established at the Canberra Hospital on Thursday mornings at 9:30.

Your help is needed in two ways:
1. When you have friends or family in the hospital, please let them know that there is a chapel service available. For those who cannot get to the chapel, bedside communion can be arranged. They need not miss out.
2. We are looking for volunteers to help with the service, setting up, greeting, making music and assisting with the service (serving, lighting candles, reading etc)

The service is from 9:30-10:00 (sometimes running to 10:10)and so you can be in and out in 45mins to 1 hour. There is plenty of parking in the multistory carpark (which is near the chapel) because it is before visiting hours. You’ll be out before it gets busy. Interested?

Please send the Chaplain an email at jshannon at or call the chaplaincy on 6244 3768 or 0418 213 073.

Chapel Services at Canberra Hospital

Uniting Church hospital chaplain Jean Shannon has started a regular weekly chapel service at Canberra Hospital. All are welcome at the service, held every Thursday morning, 9:30am to 10:15am, at The Chapel, Canberra Hospital. Parking is easy at this time. Jean is looking for help from musicians for the service. If you can volunteer your keyboard skills, contact chaplain Jean Shannon on her mobile phone, 0418 213 073.

Canberra Hospital

Chaplain seeks team approach

Canberra Region Presbytery’s new Hospital Chaplaincy Leader is Lay Pastor Richard Pedersen.

Richard has returned to Canberra from Young, where he was Pastor for three years. Young was his first placement after completing his studies in Canberra. Originally from Denmark, Richard came to Australia in 1970, with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, to work as an electronics engineer specialising in computing. He later bought a truck and started a courier business, which he developed over 14 years and sold as a substantial enterprise. He then bought a 10-seater coach and began running Hunter Valley wine tasting day tours out of Sydney. Again, he built up the service over several years and sold it as a thriving business.

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Hospital Chaplaincy Supervisor

Canberra Region Presbytery (and especially the hospital volunteer team) welcomes Rev. Tony Blake as the new hospital chaplaincy supervisor to Canberra. Tony has been the Baptist minister in Parkes and will be working part-time in his role for the rest of 2006 while a task group works on longer term directions for the Uniting Church provision of hospital chaplaincy. A service of commissioning will be held at Yarra-lumla UC at 4pm on Sunday, 26 February.

You can contact Tony at The Canberra Hospital, phone (02) 6244 2222. If he is unavailable, you can leave a message on his pager.