Visiting the SickPart of the work of a Priest – and of a Parish community – is to visit the sick and to support their relatives. This is undertaken in hospital on a rota basis by the Deanery of Havering
It's important to let your Local Parish Priest know of sick or elderly people so that they can be given appropriate care.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given to people who are suffering from the effects of old age, or from a serious illness (not just to people who are at the point of death).
Sick or elderly people – whether at home or in Hospital – may wish to be offered the sacraments of Reconciliation (also known as Confession) and Holy Communion.
Please note that confidentiality is strictly respected.