Meet the Chaplaincy team


Furness General Hospital

Rev Debbie Wilde – Site Lead Chaplain

Debbie belongs to the Methodist Diaconal Order. Having been a hospital chaplain for the last 12 years she is deeply interested in the creative arts and spirituality, spiritual development throughout life and end of life care. She loves playing in orchestras, dancing and living and working in such a beautiful part of the world.

Telephone: 01229 403715

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Rev Ian Dewar – Site Lead Chaplain

Ian is an Anglican priest who grew up in Lancaster – attending Moorside Primary and Ripley.  He now finds himself back home.  Allotmenteer, bread maker, sports fan with a keen interest in Russia having been able to spend some time there just after the collapse of communism. He has a particular interest in end of life care, and the power of stillness and silence to help people at critical points in life – not that he’s very quiet himself!

Telephone: 01524 519231

Westmorland General Hospital

Rev Jayne Tyrer – Site Lead Chaplain and Trust Chaplaincy Team Lead

Jayne was one of the first women to be ordained Priest in the Church of England but did not imagine, at that time, that her ministry would be centred in Healthcare. However she has enjoyed a healthcare chaplaincy role for many years and has found it creative and liberating to be able to respond pastorally and liturgically with many who would not consider themselves to be ‘religious’.

She is keen on the performing arts and has provided support to many groups in the local community and sings with a choir for therapy and enjoyment!

Telephone: 01539 715571

Updated June 2019

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