The Challenge of Chaplaincy in the Public Sector

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Canon David Wilbraham, National Police Chaplain Coordinator
  • Revd Andrew Totten MBE, Principal, Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre
  • Revd Mark Burleigh, Head of Chaplaincy & Bereavement Services, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Imam Abdul Choudhury, Muslim Chaplain, King’s College London
  • Revd Debbie Hodge, Secretary for Healthcare Chaplaincy, Free Churches Group
  • Revd Canon Tim Bryan, HMPPS Chaplaincy HQ Advisor, Midlands/ Yorkshire & NE
  • Revd Dr Paul Fitzpatrick (Chair), Coordinating Chaplain, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Further speakers TBC


Across the public sector, chaplains continue to have a major role to play in the support and care of individuals. Chaplains now cover a range of responsibilities and faiths. While the core mission of providing guidance & support is the same, the challenge of chaplaincy in the public sector is bigger than ever.

Join Westminster Briefing for an up-to-date brief on the role of chaplains in the public sector. You will explore the unique challenges within your sector and look at how you can develop your organisation’s chaplaincy offer.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • The role of religion & faith in public sector institutions
  • Working alongside other faiths to deliver effective chaplaincy
  • Understanding vulnerability and providing pastoral care to those in need
  • The Prevent Strategy: handling tensions and meeting your responsibilities
  • Building links with institutional services and other partners
  • Case studies of supporting individuals in crisis
  • Addressing the rise of mental health problems

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on the role of chaplaincy in the public sector, both now and in the future.

The afternoon session will examine case study examples of current chaplains’ work. The purpose of this session is to consider & share good practice and pick up ideas that can be adapted to different settings.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those working in chaplaincy roles or who are involved working with chaplains in the public sector. Relevant institutions include but are not limited to: NHS and health services; schools; universities; prisons; the police and armed forces

Tuesday 4th September 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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