Chaplaincy training

On-going training and support is offered to all chaplains. We meet regularly to pray, share ministry and learn. Recent sessions have focused on ‘Culture, Justice and Advocacy’, ‘Peer Supervision’ and ‘Mental Health First Aid’.

Exploring Chaplaincy

This eight session course will explore what is distinctive about chaplaincy, the theology of chaplaincy and what chaplains actually do. A one page introduction to the course can be seen here.

Exploring Chaplaincy  is appropriate for anyone who is discerning whether chaplaincy is something God may be calling them to, or for anyone soon to take on a chaplaincy role or someone who has just started as a chaplain.

Previous people who have done Exploring Chaplaincy have said:

‘Thank you to you for increasing my awareness and helping me to grow spiritually, as I continue on this journey that God has set before me. The openness, sincerity and faith will be a part of my building blocks in going forward – thank you.’

‘I’ve found Exploring Chaplaincy so helpful personally but also empowering in so many ways, I know I shall be able to be a better chaplain for having done the course.’

‘Thank you for the Exploring Chaplaincy course, after a long day training can feel a step to far but it has been such a blessing to meet and hear from others and to reflect after each session.’

‘I’ve really enjoyed Exploring Chaplaincy – it’s just a shame it’s almost over!’

Who to contact

Please contact Mike Haslam if you have any other questions about Exploring Chaplaincy.

Reading List

Murphy K and Whorton B (2017) Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Caperon, J., Todd, A. and Walters, J. (2018)  A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Threlfall-Holmes, M. and. Newitt, M. (2011) Being a Chaplain London, England: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)

Norman J (2004) At The Heart of Education: School Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Dublin, Veritas

O’Malley D. (2008) School Ethos and ChaplaincyBolton, Don Bosco

Caperon, J (2015) A Vital Ministry: Chaplaincy in Schools in The Post-Christian Era London, SCM Press

Slater, V. (2015) Chaplaincy Ministry and the Mission of the Church United Kingdom: SCM Press

Todd A, Cobb M and Swift C (2015) A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places Farnham, Ashgate

Saunders, M.(2016) Chaplaincy: A Ministry of Presence USA:

Nash,p. & Roberts, N.(2016) Chaplaincy with Children and Young People Cambridge: Grove Books

Tregale,D.(2011) Fresh Experiences of School Chaplaincy Cambridge: Grove Books