Chaplaincy Gathering - Sharing Hope


Date: 14th October 2021

Time: 9:30 - 16:00

Join us either at Bagley Baptist Church, Somerset or on Zoom for this chance to hear leaders, share stories, reflect together & pray.

A day for all chaplains and for anyone interested in chaplaincy, in Somerset, Devon and beyond.

Speakers for the event are Phil Williams (National Director, Christian Surfers UK) and Helen Dearnley (Lead Anglican Prison Chaplain for England and Wales)

There will also be a wide range of workshops on offer.

Tickets for the event cost £10.

Book using our online form.

Full programme:

09.30             Registration and refreshments

09.50             Welcome, worship and stories of new chaplaincies

10.30             Sharing hope: Phil Williams, Director of Christian Surfers UK

11.45             Workshops:

  • Chaplaincy through lockdown, what have we learnt, what next?
  • Skills for the next steps, pitstops, self-care, reflective practice…
  • Evaluating the impact of chaplaincy, qualitative and quantitative

12.30             Lunch

13.30             Workshops:

  • Getting started [again] when chaplaincy hasn’t been possible through covid
  • Faithfulness, fruitfulness and vulnerability within chaplaincy
  • ‘Can anyone be forgiven?’ [and other conversation starters].

How do we respond?

14.15            Holding the hope: Helen Dearnley, Lead Anglican Prison Chaplain for England and Wales

14.45            Cream Tea and Discussions:

        What have you heard today?  What questions do you have?  What will you take away?

15.15             Plenary

15.40             Worship

16.00             Departure