School Chaplaincy Training and Resourcing Course


Chaplaincy does life with people where they are. Life is often messy, rough edged, conflicted. Chaplaincy is where Christians need to be, sharing the journeys people are on. It is particularly valid when it comes to serving young people. Over 95% of young people are not in church. They are, however, in school, so to ‘do life’ with this generation, to serve, help or invest in them we need to be where they are - in schools. School chaplaincy does life with young people in schools.


Christians & Sheffield Schools, The Diocese of Sheffield and The Methodist Church run a training course for those interested in school chaplaincy. The programme will include:  understanding chaplaincy; school expectations and boundaries; children & spirituality (SMSC); characteristics of Generation Z; chaplaincy in a multi-faith setting; safeguarding; mental health; loss and bereavement and identity matters.


Previous delegates attest to the course’s value: "Inspiring and helpful"; "Such breadth and quality of input"; "Hugely informative, real and helpful course"; "I would recommend it".

"I did not put this course together so I can attest with independence that it is one of the best courses I know," Huw Thomas (Diocesan Director of Education).

The next course is taking place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June 2019

Diocesan Church House, 95-99 Effingham Street, Rotherham, S65 1BL. Starts at 10am and finishes at 5:30pm. Arrive at 9:30am for coffee.

The course is facilitated by Fiona Walton and Rachel McCallam. Booking is essential: contact Fiona Walton ( or Rachel McCallam ( to book your place. You can download an application form and reference form below, as well as an other useful information.


Watch the short video below to find out more about the course.

We'd love to hear from you!

291 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FJ

Fiona: / 07812 855332


Office: 0114 249 5343

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