There are a number of events and opportunities for chaplains to connect to one another – at the moment these are all offered online. Chaplains can share their experiences, offer mutual support and pray together. Anyone involved in chaplaincy is welcome to be part of these, whether you are lay or ordained, work full- or part-time, paid or unpaid, Methodist or not. You may not even have the official title ‘chaplain’ but find yourself in a role that involves elements of chaplaincy. You are welcome to share in these.

Many of these events are offered in collaboration with other organisations or different parts of the Methodist connexion. Even though some of the events are hosted by particular regions or localities, they are offered for the whole connexion and open to chaplains across the UK. To keep up to date with upcoming events, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Connecting Chaplains YouTube Channel

An ecumenical resource supporting the development of chaplaincy in the UK.

Connexional Gathering for Chaplains

This UK-wide event is open to anyone involved in chaplaincy. Together we connect with God, connect with the chaplaincy issues, and connect with each other. At these events, there is an opportunity to pray together, hear from some chaplains about a particular topic in chaplaincy, and then share together with others involved in chaplaincy.

  • Connecting with God
    There'll be some time for devotions.
  • Connecting with the issues
    We'll connect with an issue that's relevant.
  • Connecting with each other
    A good amount of our time together will be in small breakout rooms where you will have an opportunity to connect with other chaplains and reflect on the theme of the event.

Click here for videos from a recent Connexional Gathering for Chaplains event 

Connecting Chaplains Facebook Group

Anyone involved in chaplaincy is welcome to join.
Click here to join

Take Time for Chaplains

Weekly Zoom hosted by Ministries: Vocations and Worship Team and Clive McKie from Take Time

Based on the Revised Common Lectionary Gospel reading, these guided meditations are inspired by Ignatian Spirituality and Mindfulness.

Each meditation takes you to a different episode from a gospel. It allows you to picture yourself there and gives you space to engage with Jesus. The meditation will last less than 15 minutes, and finish at 1.00pm. For those who wish to stay on to 1.30pm, there will be a guided opportunity, to share and listen to the experiences of others.

Each Monday at 12.45pm – 1.00pm or 1.30pm (Starting 12th April 2021)
Click here to register and receive Zoom link

Opportunities for Chaplains to Connect

Agricultural Chaplaincy Monthly Zoom hosted by Ministries: Vocations and Worship Team and Cumbria District Agricultural Chaplaincy
Second Wednesday in the month, 9.15am – 10.15am
Click here to register and receive Zoom link

Healthcare Chaplaincy
Regular opportunities hosted by Free Churches Group
Contact Mark Newitt for further details

Higher Education Chaplaincy Regular Zoom meetings hosted by Methodist HE Chaplains
Click here to let us know you'd like to join 

Prisons Chaplaincy Regular Zooms hosted by Free Churches Group
Contact Bob Wilson for further details

Schools/FE ChaplaincyRegular Zoom hosted by Methodist Academies and Schools Trust
Contact Barbara Easton for further details

Monthly Zoom hosted by Centre for Chaplaincy in Education
Click here for details and Zoom link

Workplace ChaplaincyRegular Zoom hosted by Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK
Click here for details

Online Groups

These online groups are run by various organisations and individuals and may be useful in connecting with other chaplains.

Methodist HE Chaplains (Facebook Group)

Methodists involved in School Chaplaincy (Facebook Group)

Churches Higher Education Liaison Group Chaplain’s Discussion Board (Facebook Group)

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions about any of our work connecting chaplains, please email us.

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