NNUH welcomes new Chaplain
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) formally welcomed Revd. Stella Green to the chaplaincy team with a licensing ceremony, conducted by The Bishop of Thetford on Tuesday 5th October. The ceremony took place in the chapel at the NNUH with 67 on lookers. Stella will be joining a team which consists of 3 full time chaplains and 4 part time chaplains.
Eleanor Langan, Lead Chaplain said “We are delighted that The Revd. Stella Green has joined the Chaplaincy team, because she is compassionate and committed to chaplaincy.
Stella has worked in some different contexts before she came to work in the hospital. She has worked for a publisher, doing publicity for books and journals. And since being ordained, she has worked in inner-city Hackney, before returning to her Norfolk roots to become the Rector of Horsford, Felthorpe and Hevingham. Over the past year, Stella has been coming into the hospital as a volunteer to visit patients, and began to feel that the hospital was becoming a more and more important part of what she did. She hopes that her past publicity experience will be useful in helping staff and patients to know what the Chaplaincy can offer them. She also brings a calm and friendly smile which means the patients feel accepted and valued.
Stella Green said “I am very happy to be working here at the hospital. When people come into the hospital, even if they wouldnt consider themselves to be religious, they still need someone to talk to or to help them find meaning in whats happened to them. Thats what I hope I can contribute, to make peoples stay in hospital a little more agreeable.’
Photo caption: from left to right Revd Stella Green, Bishop of Thetford, NNUH Lead Chaplain Eleanor Langan