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FE Chaplaincy videos The life and work of chaplaincy in colleges

January 2020

FE Chaplaincy videos

The life and work of
chaplaincy in colleges

Did you know that 2.2 million people in England are studying and training at a Further Education or Sixth Form College and that FE and Sixth Form colleges educate a higher proportion of 16-19s than school sixth forms? Did you know that there are 257 FE and Sixth Form Colleges in England, often major organisations in their local communities and employing hundreds of thousands of staff nationally?
Further Education chaplains are at the forefront of the churches’ efforts to love and serve this important sector of society. Chaplains come in all shapes and sizes – lay and ordained, paid and voluntary, from a couple of hours a fortnight to full-time. But what does Further Education chaplaincy actually look like, and how do chaplains make a positive contribution to their local colleges?

West Midlands Churches’ FE Council present five two-minute videos, filmed in three colleges, introducing the FE sector, the life and work of chaplaincy teams, and how you can get involved. You can watch them on their YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtkyLrJSoRl_C3vWW3K33g

For more information contact us at: info@wmcfec.org.uk

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Working with two line managers

January 2020

Working with two line managers

Many chaplains work in a school or college but are employed by a church or local charity which gives them two line managers. Josh Hunt chaplain at Felixstowe Academy, believes this can work well, and even bring some advantages. Read his short article here:

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Christian Apologetics for Children's and Youth Work

December 2019

Christian Apologetics for Children's and Youth Work
The latest newsletter from
Revd Dr Irene Smale
Diocesan Children's and Families Work Advisor (Part-Time)
Chaplain to the Prebendal School Chichester
Cathedral Deacon
Lecturer in Practical Theology
Irene.smale@chichester.anglican.org
M: 07980 617 584
W: 01273 425 684
Department for Apostolic Life
Diocese of Chichester

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The Fifth National School Chaplaincy Conference, The Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields - The Crisis of Faith

July 2019

This keynote will be about the crisis of faith we are experiencing in western society and will engage with what Chaplains may experience as indifference or hostility towards Christianity.

The Revd Dr Sam Wells is a preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian. He has served as a Church of England parish priest for 20 years. He also spent seven years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. Sam is Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London, and a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Council that advises the G20 meetings. He has published 32 books. His most recent book is Walk Humbly. He has been Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields since 2012.

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The Fifth National School Chaplaincy Conference - Meg Prowting in Conversation with Jimmy McGovern

July 2019

Jimmy McGovern is an award winning screenwriter and producer. In this Interview Jimmy, talks about his award-winning TV dramas; from the days of ‘Brookside’ via ‘Cracker’ and ‘Hillsborough’ to the more recent ‘Broken’.

His 2017 TV series ‘Broken’ is the focal point of this conversation. ‘Broken’ looks into the role of a Catholic priest, in relation to a variety of extremely serious social issues that affected particular individuals in his parish.

This harrowing but intensely moving, unforgettable drama, raises issues with which wider society in Britain has yet to come to terms fully.

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