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Bishop's Adviser for Hospital Chaplaincy

11 months, 3 weeks ago

The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has appointed the Revd Alistair McCulloch, Lead Chaplain at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, as his new Adviser for Hospital Chaplaincy, succeeding the Revd Canon Ben Rhodes.

Alistair McCulloch was ordained in 1987 and served two curacies in Portsmouth before becoming a Vicar in Reading. In 2000, he joined the Chaplaincy team at King’s College Hospital and then in 2004 was appointed to the Royal Marsden, a specialist Cancer centre based in Sutton, Surrey and Chelsea. He became Lead Chaplain in 2013. He is Assistant Priest at East Dulwich, St John and is a Vocations Adviser for the Diocese.

Speaking of his appointment Alistair said, “These are challenging times for all who work in the health service and our role in supporting staff, patients and their carers is as vitally important as ever. I look forward to working closely with the Bishop and my Chaplaincy colleagues across the Diocese as we seek to respond to this challenge together.”

Bishop Christopher says, “I am delighted that Alistair has accepted my invitation to become my new Adviser for Hospital Chaplaincy. He is highly thought of among his fellow Chaplains and I look forward to working with him as he starts this new part of his ministry journey in the Diocese”.