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Many spiritual paths

What is keeping you going in a time like this?
Where are you finding your strength?
Your hope? Your peacefulness?

Chaplains honor every journey of faith and are here to assist you in meeting your unique spiritual needs.  Rather than promote any specific beliefs, we listen respectfully to nurture your spirit during this time of physical healing.

What We Do

  • conversation and prayers before surgery
  • bedside visits during a hospital stay
  • support for families during surgery
  • confidential listening
  • worship leadership within the hospital
  • consultation religious or ethical questions
  • rituals and sacraments when requested
  • care for your spirit during your physical healing
  • help you observe your own faith practices in this setting
  • pray for hope, healing, comfort and peace

We Are Available

Chaplains are in the Hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. During evening hours, chaplains may be paged for emergencies.

Contact Us

Call the page operator at 617-355-6363. Ask for a chaplain to be paged. A nurse can also page for you.

Chaplains at Boston Children's Hospital

Rev. Ann Haywood-Baxter, MDiv, BCC
United Methodist Church       857-218-4780

Rev. Michele Torres, MA, MDiv, LMHC, BCC

Episcopal (Spanish speaking) 617-355-7729
Shannon Fanning, MDiv, BCC
Roman Catholic 617-355-4775
Rabbi Susan Harris, MHL, BCC
Jewish 617-355-8095
Melissa Vela, MDiv, BCC
Roman Catholic
Rev. Mary Robinson, Director, MA, MDiv, BCC  
Protestant (UCC) 617-355-4635
Imam Ibrahim Sayar Muslim 857-218-5238


A directory of local churches, synagogues and mosques with phone numbers and websites is available in the chapel or online at the Pluralism Project, Harvard University.

Scheduled Worship Times

Check announcements of the chapel door for details and times of weekday services, including Vipassana “Insight “ meditation, and weekday Roman Catholic Communion services.


  • Vipassana “Insight “ Meditation, Wednesdays @ 8AM in the Chapel
  • Meditation cushions available for your use at all times



  • Boston prayer schedule
  • Multi-faith chapel (with prayer rugs and Qibla) open at all times for daily prayer
  • Juma prayer on Fridays from 11:30pm, in the rear of the Hale Center for Families
  • Special events for Ramadan and other holy days


  • Services scheduled for special holidays

Roman Catholic

  • Monday at 11:45 am in the chapel
  • Wednesday at 11:45 am in the chapel
  • Friday at 11:45 am in the chapel

Contact Us

For more information on our pastoral care services and interfaith chapel hours, please contact us:

Phone: 617-355-6664

Rabbi Susan Harris, MHL, BCC
Director, Department to Chaplaincy

Boston Children's Hospital
Department to Chaplaincy
Farley Building, First Floor, #104
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Boston Children’s is so much more than a hospital—it’s a community of researchers, clinicians, administrators, support staff, innovators, teachers, patients and families, all working together to make the impossible possible. ”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337