Anointing of the Sick

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