About the ENHCC


The European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy

was founded at the Sixth Consultation for Hospital Chaplaincy meeting at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in November 2000.   Those present, representing churches and associations throughout Europe, declared:


The European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy

consists of representatives from Churches, Faiths and National Associations.

  • It is rooted in Christianity, as expressed in European Cultures.
  • Its purpose is to enable its participants, who serve in the area of the multi-disciplinary field of healthcare:
  • to share and learn from one another
  • to work for the development of professional guidelinesrequired to minister to the existential and spiritual needs of patients, relatives and staff, drawing on personal, religious, cultural and community resources.
  • to promote a high quality standard of Health Care Chaplaincy in Europe.

The Sixth Consultation of Health Care Chaplaincy
11 November 2000
Chania, Crete