Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Message from the Chair

New Steps From previous WHCT Chair – Margaret Rowe In 2010 a separate Trust was set up within the original in memory of Jim Rowe, with special provision for donations made to remember him and his commitment to the chaplaincy service at Wellington Hospital. The Trust’s vision has moved from […]


WHCT Funds Annual payments under current trends are around $15,000. This figure is likely to rise to around $20,000 – more if the LSP option is taken (see below). The ICHC (Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy) organises an annual appeal for chaplaincy support through local churches commencing end September. Funds […]

To LSP or not to LSP?

The accepted official pattern of chaplaincy support is through Local Support Providers (LSP’s), locally-based ecumenical committees providing financial and pastoral support to chaplains in each District Health Board. LSP’s are based on DHB boundaries. Adjacent DHBs, eg Capital Coast and Hutt, may share an LSP. Neither Capital Coast nor Hutt […]

Bringing Jesus his Fish and Chips

From Rev David Tannock, Chaplain, Wellington Hospital The chaplaincy team at Wellington Hospital includes two full-time chaplains, two half-time chaplains, and a team of 16 voluntary assistants. The team covers most of the commonest Christian churches, but there are a large number of smaller faith communities in Wellington not represented […]