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Called to Care

Called to Care

Called to Care – Christians working in Health and Social Care: the challenges and opportunities A national conference for people of faith working in health and social care – 23-25 June This conference is aimed at people of faith working in health and social care. It sets out to support and deepen the vocation and […]

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Feedback requested

The Coordinator of the Appointment Advisors Tony Kyriakides has asked for feedback on these two important documents. Please send your comments todebbie.hodge@freechurches.org.uk by 4th February 2016. Equality Impact Assessment Form Complaints Policy

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Transforming Chaplaincy

A new Transforming Chaplaincy section has been added to the website. The section has four subsections, each of which will have documents and consultation items relating to HCFBG’s four work strands. Research Workforce Development Appointment Advisors Authorisation & Registration  

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Cost of chaplaincy?

Cost of chaplaincy?

The Theos team have published a blog rebutting the continuing attack by the National Secular Society on the public funding of chaplaincy: The NSS has been running a blog and fairly fiery Facebook discussion on the cost of NHS chaplaincy. Specifically they put the cost of chaplaincy to the NHS at £23.5 m illion pounds. […]

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Faith and belief in healthcare chaplaincy – HCFBG Council residential meeting

Faith and belief in healthcare chaplaincy – HCFBG Council residential meeting

On 23rd and 24th March members of the HCFBG Council got together at St Michael’s College, Cardiff, for a 24-hour residential meeting. Council members – Anglican, Bahá’í, Buddhist, Catholic, Free Church, Hindu, Humanist, Jain, Jewish and Sikh – got to know each other better in a more informal setting than the regular meetings and reflected […]

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Theos chaplaincy report follow-up

Theos chaplaincy report follow-up

Theos have just emailed those who attended the launch of A Very Modern Ministry, their report of their research into chaplaincy in the UK. Thank you for attending the Theos chaplaincy conference last week. It was a pleasure to see so many of you there and to be able to engage with chaplains and others from […]

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A Very  Modern Ministry – Theos chaplaincy research

A Very Modern Ministry – Theos chaplaincy research

HCFBG’s Chair and Chief Officer, together with a member of Council, attended the launch of A Very Modern Ministry, the new report on chaplaincy from Theos, on 11 March. A well attended conference at Friends’ House on London’s Euston Road heard presentations by the Revd Dr Andrew Todd, Director of the Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies, who […]

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Chaplaincy Volunteers Handbook – Mid Essex

Chaplaincy Volunteers Handbook – Mid Essex

The Revd Julia Sheffield, Lead Chaplain at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust has provided a revised edition of the Chaplaincy Volunteers Handbook which corrects an error on the first page. Julia has also said that she is “evaluating our Chaplaincy Volunteers Handbook and would be very interested to know which Trusts, if any, have […]

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BBC 2 TV series – Children’s Hospital: The Chaplains

BBC 2 TV series – Children’s Hospital: The Chaplains

Filmed at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the series shows the work of the multi-faith chaplaincy team in caring for the young patients and their parents. From the BBC’s programme information page on the series: From minor ailments to life threatening diseases, Birmingham Children’s Hospital treats thousands of patients each year. But they don’t just offer medical […]

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Spiritual Care Team Leader post, Hertfordshire

The post of Inclusion & Engagement Manager – Spiritual & Pastoral Care & Chaplain has become available at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Further details of the post can be found here.

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