Chaplaincy is journeying alongside people wherever they find themselves.

In Bath and Wells over 300 chaplains serve in our schools and colleges, hospitals and hospices, residential care homes, railway stations, industry, retail, courts, armed forces and police service and other places of work and leisure. Every day they are living and telling the story of God’s love with sensitivity, generosity and grace.

Chaplains listen and look out for everyone, regardless of age, profession or status. They offer hospitality and welcome to people of all beliefs and cultures.

“Chaplaincy is a growing ministry and there is endless good news.  It is a privilege to visit our chaplains, to listen to them, learn from them, be inspired by them, pray with them and support them.

“Everyone I speak to, from business leaders to headteachers, wants a chaplain for their organisation. Alongside this, there are more and more people who are feeling called to Chaplaincy as a way to live and tell the story of Jesus with others.”

Revd Mike Haslam
Chaplaincy Development Adviser


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Find out more about Anna Chaplaincy, which seeks to accompany and be with older people of all faiths, cultures and spiritualities in their later years. It is person-centred and offers spiritual care to all. Anna Chaplaincy is a rapidly growing network, enabling and inspiring ministry with older people, within and beyond the churches.

Wendy Haslam, Diocesan Lead for Anna Chaplaincy, talked to BBC Radio Somerset about building a team of Anna Chaplains in Bath and Wells.

Grab a cup of coffee and join Weston College Chaplain, Revd Julie Birkett, to find out more about chaplaincy in education.

In this video, agricultural chaplains in the diocese share a series of reflections.

Taunton Team Chaplaincy work in the YMCA, residential care, shops, railways and local government, and hear their organisations talk of the impact of their ministry and mission.

‘Here’s a little glimpse of an amazing gathering of chaplains in education across the UK and one from the USA! Looking at the theme “Where the Spirit Leads” we laughed, learned, ate and dreamed together. This is two great days crammed into three minutes.’

Who to contact

Mike Haslam, Chaplaincy Development Adviser


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