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).

CaSS, Methodist & Diocesan School Chaplaincy Training Course 2021

The course will run online on Wednesdays and Thursday mornings: 29th April, 12th May, 13th May, 26th May, 9th June & 23rd June from 9:30am -12noon.

The course will meet in person on Thursday 1st July at The Cross, Creswick Greave Methodist Church, Yew Lane, Sheffield, S5 9AS, at 10am - 3.30pm.


Hosted by Fiona Walton & Rachel McCallam with many guest expert voices contributing.

This year's course is now underway and fully booked. Please check back here or contact Fiona for details of next year's course.


See the flier for the 2021 course below.

Download the School Chaplaincy Course Information Pack below (includes an application form and reference form as well as other useful information).

Contact Fiona Walton ( for further information.

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

We'd love to hear from you!

Fiona: / 07812 855332


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