Exploring Chaplaincy

This course will explore what is distinctive about chaplaincy, the theology of chaplaincy and what chaplains actually do. Read a one page introduction to the course.

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

People who have done Exploring Chaplaincy previously 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 it can feel a step too 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!’

Dates and times

Exploring Chaplaincy Online - April to June 2024

This online course will take place from 19.00 - 21.00 on Tuesdays April 30, May 7, 14, 21 and June 4, 11, 18, 25

This online course is now fully booked.

Exploring Chaplaincy, Flourish House - October 2024

An in-person course will take place from 9.30 - 16:00 on Tuesdays, October 8 and 22 in Flourish House, Wells, BA5 1FD.

Please use this Exploring Chaplaincy booking form to register.

Exploring Chaplaincy Online - January to March 2025

The next online course will take place from 19.00 - 21.00 on Tuesdays January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, 11, 18

Please use this Exploring Chaplaincy Online booking form to register.


Exploring Chaplaincy is free if you live in Somerset, North Somerset or Bath and North East Somerset [BANES] or if you are a member of a faith community or serving in a chaplaincy within Somerset, North Somerset or BANES. 

If none of these apply to you, we ask for a contribution of £80 per person for the course to cover costs. Details of how to pay when you book.

Who to contact

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

Allie White, Mission Support and Ministry Development Team Coordinator


Exploring Chaplaincy - a summary

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