Chaplains are people who are appointed by the Church to work in
all kinds of places outside the normal life of the
congregation. There are chaplains in hospitals, workplaces,
prisons, the armed forces, shopping centres, rural areas, colleges,
universities and schools to name but a few. In all these
places chaplains try to show God's love through offering care and
support, and by representing Christian values and beliefs.
Chaplains share the great privilege of discovering what God is
doing out there - beyond the Church. In our diverse society
chaplaincy has to show the greatest sensitivity and respect.
Christian chaplains often work in ecumenical teams or alongside
colleagues from other faiths.
Chaplaincy and the Methodist Church
The Methodist Church has a long history of chaplaincy work going
back to the time of the Wesleys and you will find Methodist
Chaplains in some quite surprising places. Chaplaincy schemes
may be supported and run by the local Church, the Circuit, the
District or the Connexion, but there is always some sense in which
the chaplain is "sent" by the Church. Chaplains always work with
the support of the Church - they are never alone.
What kind of people are chaplains?
There are many different kinds of Methodist chaplains.
Most are volunteers - ordained ministers working full time as
chaplains are very much in the minority. A Chaplain
could be a visitor at the hospital, part of a team who talk to the
staff in the shopping centre or someone who meets with students and
staff at the local College.
General Chaplaincy Pack Pdf
NB Chaplaincy packs for listed individual chaplaincy activities
can be found on the Chaplaincy Activities
Chaplaincy Sub-cluster Connexional Team
Revd Robert Jones JonesR@methodistchurch.org.uk
020 7467 5289
Chaplaincy Officer: Education
Revd Stan Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
020 7467 3783
Chaplaincy Officer: Workplace and Development
Revd Tim Harrison email@example.com
020 7467 5120
Secretary for Healthcare Chaplaincy (Free Churches Group)
Revd Debbie Hodge firstname.lastname@example.org
020 7529 8136
Secretary for Prison Chaplaincy (Free Churches Group)
Revd Bob Wilson email@example.com
0207 529 8138
Chaplaincy Development Project Officer
Revd Jonathan Green firstname.lastname@example.org
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