PAGAN CHAPLAINCY TRAINING
This course comprises of workshops, lectures and practical work at intervals over ten weekends, with additional written work. A mentor will be assigned to each trainee, who will be available for advice and clarification throughout the course.
- Assessment will be by external assessment, plus the recommendation of their mentor, in addition to observed practical skills and marked written work.
- The course is mainly practical work, interspersed with three written modules and an agreed task. The final assessment will be completed on the last day of the course.
- Food where supplied is basic and nutritional. However, those with special dietary requirements will be expected to bring their preferred food or give plenty of notice, in order to accommodate.
- The aim of the course is to prepare Chaplains to work within a number of different Chaplaincy Departments and to advise and assist individuals in the community where the need for a Chaplain may be required.
- We will work with our students to enable them to understand and write bespoke ceremonies for all Life Celebrations and become professional and confident when officiating at Naming Ceremonies, Wedding Blessings, Handfastings and any other Rites of Life.
- We also cover Death rites and will advise our Chaplains on how to deal with individuals and their families prior to death. we cover the duties of the chaplain at all stages of the dying process; where they are asked to officiate at a funeral and to help families who may be experiencing grief at this time.
- The trainee will gain an informed outlook on all Pagan Paths through talks, discussions and workshops.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
If you have a call to sacred service, a voice to speak for others, a need to help the vulnerable in society and a vision of an inclusive world, then this course is for you.
TO APPLY TO THE SEMINARY COURSE, YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
- Interview skills, empathy and listening skills.
- Diplomacy and the ability to cope with emotion often in awkward and complex situations.
- An ability to relate to assembled people and speak with them in a confident, not patronising manner.
- A background of work with clients or experience in one of the caring professions (whether in the public, private or voluntary sectors) would be a real advantage, but life experience will be taken into consideration.
The 2024 Prospectus
Please download and read the current prospectus for more information.