Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” – James 5:14

The sacrament of anointing gives one grace as strengthening, peace and courage to overcome the difficulties associated with illness, disease or dying. It is a reminder of God’s healing love at a time when you are facing great difficulties in your life; bringing comfort, hope and confidence in God’s loving presence.

This sacrament is available to you at home at your request. If you or a family member are ill, elderly, preparing for surgery, dealing with a serious diagnosis, or close to death, it is quite in order to ask a priest for Anointing.

If you are a patient in hospital, contact the Chaplain so they know you are there. A priest will anoint you if it is appropriate.

Christchurch Hospital: Angela McCormick, 021 702 378
Burwood Hospital: Jane Dick 021 572 480
Hillmorton Hospital: Joan Hough, 021 501 683
Nurse Maude Hospice: Christchurch North Parish, 03 359 1438
St George’s Hospital: Christchurch North Parish, 03 359 1438
Southern Cross:  Cathedral Parish, 03 379 1068


If you would like a Priest to come and anoint you before you go into the hospital please contact the
Parish Office on 03 338 8395