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 2021 course took place from April to July and went well. We don't yet have a date for the 2022 course but please check back here for updates. You can download documents from the 2021 School Chaplaincy Course Information Pack below to get an idea of what the course involves. Contact Fiona Walton ( for further information.

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