Welcome to AHPCC

Welcome to AHPCC website

Welcome to the AHPCC Website, a key resource for chaplains and anyone with an interest in spiritual palliative care.

Latest Developments

Mid March 2014

Welcome again to the latest AHPCC update…


With only a couple of months to the Conference, the booking form is now available. All the speakers are booked and we’re looking forward to a stimulating, friendly and encouraging time together. Full-board accommodation is included, in comfortable, single, en-suite rooms with free wi-fi access. The Conference will carry a minimum of 9 CPD points, important if you are a member of the UKBHC. Click on Annual Conference 2014 or you can find it in the Courses and Conferences section.

At present we have:

  • 1. The poster
  • 2. The booking form (in .doc and .rtf formats)
  • 3. The programme and timetable
  • 4. Some of the speaker profiles and details of workshops and presentations.
  • 5. Directions to and details about the venue, the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick.

Still to come are:

  • 1. The remaining speaker profiles
  • 2. Presentation / workshop details.

Please note that conference forms and fees go to a separate address, so please don’t plan to send them together with the annual renewal form and payment.


Hospice Chaplain at Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford. £25,783 - £34,530 p.a. 37.5 hours a week. Note closing date is 26 March, 2014.

Note also that the three recent NES vacancies have been re-advertised with a new closing date. Details are likewise in the Professional and Recruitment Section.


There is an e-petition seeking parliamentary support for awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer. If you would like to sign or publicise this, the link is http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48389 

2014 Subscriptions

Application / renewal forms are in ‘About us’ > ‘Join the AHPCC’. (Note the substantial Conference discount).

Other items of note

Note Jonathan Singh’s research request on End of Life training for clergy. The link is on our Facebook page.

Note also the moving new article “I’m frail” by Milton Crum in ‘Study and Policy’ > ‘Articles’.

New Media items in ‘Study and Policy’, including one on railway chaplaincy and another on a community for people with dementia – very relevant to one of our conference themes.

Some new Training events in ‘Courses and Conference’.

An improved Marketplace in ‘Contacts and Links’ with a new link to a holding cross supplier in Israel.

If you’re new to this website…

Whether you are experienced or new in post, we hope you find it helpful. Updates appear regularly.

The Facebook logo at the bottom of this page will take you direct to our Facebook page)

Mike Rattenbury, Editor

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