January 2019

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A Happy New Year to all our members and supporters! As we go into 2019, chaplaincy work will very likely present fresh challenges – please do take every opportunity to find support and encouragement, as well as seeking to address the needs that come our way. Don’t forget the AHPCC Regional Groups, which can be a significant source of peer support; and as our President Karen Murphy wrote last month (still available here), we plan to increase the focus on the Regional Groups. We also hope to make more use of the Facebook Page as a means of communication.

Membership Renewal for 2019
It’s also time to renew your AHPCC membership, if you haven’t already done so – membership is for the Calendar year. Please do download the form here to do so. NB if you rely on your hospice finance department to renew on your behalf, please check that they have done so, as some members have occasionally been surprised to find that their membership lapsed long ago!

The 2019 Annual Conference
We are now starting to post details for the Annual Conference in May (13th-15th at the Hayes, Swanwick). All the main speakers are now confirmed, and we’ve just the workshops to finalise before all the publicity can go out. Meanwhile, the Conference Poster is now available – please download a copy and book the date. As well as being very rewarding, both professionally and personally, it’s also an effective way to gain most of the annual CPD points that the UKBHC requires.  The conference always seeks to provide professionally relevant training – this year’s conference is strongly geared to the current issues that we are facing within chaplaincy.

Another article from Karen Murphy
As a Methodist Minister, Karen recently had an article about hospice chaplaincy published on the Methodist Connexion website.  You can find link to it on this website, on the Articles page.

How to get an automatic alert to new posts on Facebook. (Please don’t forget to Like us!)
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If you’re new to this website…
Whether you’ve worked in palliative care for years or you’re new in post, we hope you find this website helpful. We update it constantly, normally with a monthly home page update, and alerts also appear via Facebook, especially where new vacancies are being advertised.
Contributions of articles and resources, etc are welcome.


In your prayers today please remember all the patients, staff and volunteers of the Jessie May Trust (for children), Bristol
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