Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is journeying alongside people wherever they find themselves.

In Bath and Wells over 300 chaplains serve in our schools and colleges, hospitals and hospices, armed forces and police service and other places of work and leisure.  Every day they are living and telling the story of God’s love with sensitivity, generosity and grace.

Chaplains listen and look out for everyone, regardless of age, profession or status. They offer hospitality and welcome to people of all beliefs and cultures.

“Chaplaincy is a growing ministry and there is endless good news.  It is a privilege to visit our chaplains, to listen to them, learn from them, be inspired by them, pray with them and support them.

“Everyone I speak to, from business leaders to headteachers, wants a chaplain for their organisation. Alongside this, there are more and more people who are feeling called to Chaplaincy as a way to live and tell the story of Jesus with others.”

Revd Mike Haslam
Chaplaincy Development Adviser

Read our latest Chaplaincy e-bulletin

Sign up for the regular Chaplaincy e-bulletin or find out about Chaplaincy training and development opportunities

Watch a series of recent reflections from agricultural chaplains in the diocese below.

Watch the Taunton Team Chaplaincy at work, in the YMCA, residential care, shops, railways and local government, and hear their organisations talk of the impact of their ministry and mission.

‘Here’s a little glimpse of an amazing gathering of chaplains in education from across the UK and one from the USA! Looking at the theme “Where the Spirit Leads” we laughed, learning, ate and dreamed together. This is two great days crammed into three minutes.’

Who to contact

Mike Haslam, Chaplaincy Development Adviser

Downloads

Chaplaincy Report July 2021

Chaplaincy Report December 2020

Chaplaincy and Covid

Chaplaincy in our own words

School chaplaincy toolkit