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The Environment How one man started the world's biggest beach cleanup

January 2020

The Environment

How one man started the world's biggest beach cleanup

We stumbled upon this amazing story of how one man inspired thousands of people to clean up their beach. It's just 4 minutes long, so ideal as a discussion starter for a lesson or CU.


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:

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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:


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
M: 07980 617 584
W: 01273 425 684
Department for Apostolic Life
Diocese of Chichester


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.