Hospital chaplain takes up post at Cumberland Infirmary

Reverend Anne Roberts
Image caption Reverend Anne Roberts will become the new chaplain at the Cumberland Infirmary

A new chaplain will take up post at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary this week.

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Right Reverend James Newcome, led a service at the hospital to licence Reverend Anne Roberts.

Originally from Kent, Mrs Roberts was ordained as a priest in 1996. She is currently healing adviser for the Carlisle Diocese.

A small multi-faith chapel is available within the Cumberland Infirmary.

Mrs Roberts said: "In hospital, we treat the whole person, the physical, the emotional and the spiritual."

She added: "I think more praying goes on in hospital, probably, than anywhere else, even in churches."

The Bishop of Carlisle is the lead Bishop on health care issues in England.

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