Judy Roles is a Member of Gloucestershire Area Meeting and first attended Quaker Meetings when she worked in London in the 1980s as a producer…
Going Inside: training for Quaker Prison Chaplains
31 May 2022 - 19 June 2022
The live Zoom sessions are on:
Tuesday 7 June – 19:30-21:30 (UK time)
Saturday 11 June – 10:00-12:30 (UK time)
Thursday 16 June – 19:30-21:30 (UK time)
Are you a recently nominated Prison Chaplain starting out in this ministry? Or one with experience who would like a refresher? This course will cover practical issues about working in the prison environment and how to build trust with staff and inmates within clear boundaries.
It will also encourage you to reflect on the Quaker basis of your ministry within a multi-faith team and to deepen your understanding of the role. Anyone serving as a QPC who hasn’t previously attended this role training is eligible and can request funding from their area meeting.
The course will be led by two experienced serving prison chaplains in three ‘live’ sessions, with time in between for individual study to inform your practice.
The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you.
There will be live sessions on Tuesday 7 June 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm; Saturday 11 June 10:00 am – 12:30 am and Thursday 16th June 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Sessions will not be recorded and we ask you to participate in all three sessions to get full benefit from the course. There will be about 2 hours of individual tasks and reflection in preparation before each live session. There will also be an extra optional support session on Thursday 7th July 7.30 – 9.00pm.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.