Equality & Diversity Training for Chaplaincy

Equality and Diversity Training for Chaplaincy Wednesday 25th January 2017 – The Western Marble Arch Synagogue, 1 Wallenberg Place, (formerly known as Gt Cumberland Place), London, W1H 7TN. Tuesday 28th March 2017 – United Synagogue Sheffield, 3 Brincliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S11 9AW. Training Objective: To support chaplaincy services to: Deliver services that promote equality and […]

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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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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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Barney Leith steps down from HCFBG Council

Barney Leith steps down from HCFBG Council

On 13th October the HCFBG Council presented Bahá’í representative Barney Leith OBE with a beautiful glass rose bowl at his last meeting of Council. Barney has represented the Bahá’í community on the HCFBG and its predecessor, the Multi Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy (MFGHC), since 2003. He served as the MFGHC’s first Chair and chaired the […]

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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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