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’. Details of Chaplaincy gatherings coming up in Autumn 2020 can be found on our events pages.
Exploring Chaplaincy is an opportunity for formation and training in chaplaincy. For all who are exploring chaplaincy… lay or ordained, younger or older, of all Christian churches. This is an opportunity to explore Chaplaincy that can happen near you. It can be eight individual sessions, two full days or anything in between, it can also adapted to your context. Chaplaincy Development Adviser, Mike Haslam, is very happy to meet with local leaders and adapt and arrange to meet the needs of each local context.
The training covers:
Session 1: Values and Ethos of Chaplaincy: Distinctive and Inclusive Christian Presence
Session 2: Chaplaincy Day by Day, a reflection on John 4
Session 3: Listening
Session 4: Chaplaincy Visit: This will be agreed at mutual convenience, with an existing chaplain. We will help you arrange this.
Session 5: Events, crises and celebrations – the more public aspects of chaplaincy
Session 6: Re-thinking resilience: a reflection on 2 Corinthians
Session 7: Reflective Practice and Peer Supervision
Session 8: Commissioning and Day 1
The next sessions taking place are listed below:
Dates: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September and Wednesdays 7, 14, 21 October.
Venue: Zoom (8 sessions)
Time: 19:00 – 20:45
Anyone who is interested in exploring a vocation within Chaplaincy, or understanding more about chaplaincy would be very welcome.
If you have missed the first session, or would need to miss one of the others, you’d still be welcome to join us. Please contact Mike Haslam if this applies to you or if you have any other questions about Exploring Chaplaincy.
To register for Exploring Chaplaincy click here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.