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Exploring Chaplaincy - Diocese of Bath and Wells

Might God be calling you to be a chaplain or are you recently appointed and looking for an induction
course? If so, you may be interested in Exploring Chaplaincy, an 8-session course facilitated by the
Diocese of Bath and Wells. The course will explore what is distinctive about chaplaincy, the theology
of chaplaincy, what chaplains actually do and give you a chance to discern your next steps.


There are opportunities to complete Exploring Chaplaincy in-person and on zoom.


The next in-person course is on January 18 and February 1, 2024, in Wells. Both days are 09.30 – 16.00.


The next zoom course is in 2024, April 30, May 7, 14, 21 and June 4, 11, 18, 25. All sessions are 19.00 – 21.00.


All of the dates, details and booking information are all at Bath and Wells Diocese | Exploring Chaplaincy.


Please email Mike Haslam if you have any questions.

Induction Programme

Chaplaincy Induction – Starting September 2024!

Centre for Chaplaincy in Education and Newman University, Birmingham

A second cohort of the Chaplaincy Induction with Newman University will begin in September 2024 with a third cohort starting in January 2025.  If you would like to register please access this link 

Are you new in post as an education chaplain, or are you due to start in a post?

If so, we invite you to register for our Chaplaincy Induction.  The course will:

Develop a new Chaplain’s knowledge of their context and ability to analyse this.

Develop a new Chaplain’s core skills and ability to deepen these.

Develop a new Chaplain’s ability to fulfil the role and be able to access and create resources.

Develop a new Chaplain’s engagement with the wider school/College Chaplaincy network.

The course is taught on-line, with facilitated sessions at 6.30pm on alternate Wednesday evenings [with breaks for holidays and half-terms].  The cost of the course is £425.  We encourage you to contact your school or college and church community to seek support with funding.  A limited number of bursaries are also available.

All of the details and the registration link are available at For more general enquiries, please email Mike Haslam, from Centre for Chaplaincy in Education.

Chaplains who have already been on the course have said:

The CCE induction course has been informative and thought provoking. It has opened my eyes to the broad nature of chaplaincy and the multitude of skills and attributes required, as well as to the challenges and opportunities of the role.

The CCE induction course gave me everything I needed to:

develop my understanding about chaplaincy and chaplaincy models;

help define my role within those frameworks;

gain a better understanding of myself;

develop ideas for my progression within this ministry.

School/ College Chaplaincy: Leadership, Ethos & Values Course (18 weeks)

This innovative programme offers an opportunity to experienced practitioners to explore this aspect of the ministry of Chaplaincy in Schools & Colleges. It will be delivered through a mix of face to face (on-line) sessions and personal study resources, this course is intended for those viewed as advanced practitioners, experienced in chaplaincy in a school or college context as a form of CPD.


This is an 18-week course which will take up to 36 hours

  • Contact hours: 18hrs (sessions)
  • Directed hours: 7 (time set for core activities that must be completed outside of contact sessions)
  • Self-Directed hours: up to 3 (time set for activities you may wish to spend more time considering)
  • Optional Activity: 30mins (individual conversation with a practitioner/someone within the network)


The course is designed to have, running through it, experience of analysis, critical thinking and reflection on the chaplaincy role.


The course is aimed at Chaplains with a least three years’ experience (or equivalent) in chaplaincy or similar relevant role. A reference is required for each applicant.