I hosted a meeting of chaplains this evening. This was the first time that chaplains had come together in this way for a while. It was a useful gathering and we will try to repeat it on a termly basis – and see how it goes….

There are a few key issues here: The main one is the way that chaplains easily disappear “off the radar” of ordinary church life. We need to make sure that chaplaincy is visible and valued, because chaplains do some really significant work on behalf of the churches.

The second is how parishes can support the work of chaplaincy and engage effectively with this area of work. We discussed some real possibilities and will need to follow up on this…

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