Chaplaincy

Meeting with Sweden’s Commission for Government Support for Faith Communities

Meeting with Sweden’s Commission for Government Support for Faith Communities

On 21 October Chief Officer Revd. Debbie Hodge and former Chair Barney Leith briefed staff members from SST, Sweden’s Commission for Government Support for Faith Communities, about the operation of multi-faith and belief healthcare chaplaincy in England and about the work and history of the HCFBG. Initial contact came from Gunnel Andréasson, SST Desk Officer, […]

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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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Methodist Church – Chaplaincy Everywhere

Methodist Church – Chaplaincy Everywhere

The latest edition of the Methodist Church’s Chaplaincy Everywhere e-news is now available. This is now received by over 2,000 people. Methodist healthcare chaplains are encouraged to sign up for the mailing and to contribute their stories. Click on the thumbnail to subscribe to this and other Methodist newsletters.

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Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies

Personal development training – MTh/PGCert/PGDip in Chaplaincy Studies The Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies at St Michael’s College, in partnership with Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology and Religion draws together practitioners and academics to study and research chaplaincy in the UK and beyond. Recognised as a Cardiff University research centre, the Centre was established […]

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