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.
- What is Chaplaincy?An introduction to the history, activities and marks of chaplaincy.Read more
- Chaplaincy EverywhereResources to help explore chaplaincy as a means of engaging in God's mission.Read more
- Further ResourcesChaplaincy Essentials course and other resources for exploring further.Read more
- Chaplaincy ContactsWho to contact regarding various areas of chaplaincy.Read more
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A small group resource for
nurturing engagement in God's mission through chaplaincy
Chaplaincy in the
Watch a video
shown at the 2014 Methodist Conference. Padre Chris Acher describes
his motivation to become a military chaplain, and his experiences
with the RAF in Afghanistan.
the church that has left the building... We can all be involved in
- General Secretary of the Methodist Church in