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Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Networking Day

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Catrin Finch Centre

Plas Coch Campus

Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road

Wrexham

LL11 2HS

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In the first event of its kind in our region (to the best of our knowledge!) we want to bring together all those who work as Chaplains, of any or all faith backgrounds, to share their experiences and learn from each other and those with specialist experience in this area. We are defining ‘Chaplain’ in the widest possible sense of anyone who works in the community in faith related work – including those working in a formal chaplaincy setting, for a faith-inspired charity, for a group such as Street Pastors or running community-based work for their faith group. Paid or volunteer workers very welcome.

Our keynote speakers will be Ben Ryan (of the faith -based thinktank ‘Theos’, author of ‘Chaplaincy: A Very Modern Ministry’, the first report to take an in–depth quantitative and qualitative look at chaplaincy in Britain, encompassing the full range of denominations, religions, and belief systems) and Dr Karen Washington-Dyer, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Glyndŵr, whose research area is ‘Faith and Fear’, or how faith helps us to cope with uncertainty in today’s ever-changing world.

We will also have a Q&A session focusing on practical details of caring sensitively for those from a variety of faith backgrounds – the panel will include representatives from a wide range of world faiths – and a range of workshops:

Spaces: Rev Alan Pierce-Jones, Lead Chaplsin at HMP Berwyn, on setting up and using multi-faith spaces

Sport: James Wallace of Chester Unicersity Chaplaincy on using sport to build bridges in chaplaincy

Silence: Paul Jeorrett, Quaker Chaplain at Glyndwr on use of silence in multi-faith Chaplaincy

Sadness and Celebration: Marking rites-of-passage in a multi-faith setting (Humanist Chaplain)

Chaplaincy is a growing and exciting area of work in the UK today, but there are very few opportunities for those working in this area to meet and share the joys and the challenges it brings, or to learn from researchers in this field. We hope it will be the first of many such events - please come and help us make it a sucess!

There is no charge for attendance, but donations welcome to help cover the cost of the buffet lunch that will be provided.

We are very grateful for the funding we have received towards this event from the St Mary's College trust.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Ample free parking is available on the campus. We are next-door to Wrexham General Railway Station and 12 minutes walk from Wrexham Bus Station.


Is the building fully accessible? The Catrin Finch centre is all on one level. Please let us know in advance if you have any particular accessibility requirements so that we can put any necessary arrangements in place to welcome you.


Will lunch be provided? A light buffet lunch will be served at 1pm. There will be no charge, though donations will be gratefully received. Please let me know in advance of any specific dietary requirements you have.


Do I need to send my quesions for the Q & A panel in advance? This is not vital, but it would be helpful if you oculd do so.


How many of the workshops can I attend? They will take place simultaneously, so you will only be able to attend one. You will be asked to indicate your choice of workshop when you sign in upon arrival.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email chaplains@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 29 3336

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes please - just so we can keep track of arrivals.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes - but please let us know who will be attending in your place in advance if possible

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Catrin Finch Centre

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Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road

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LL11 2HS

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