AHPCC Annual Conferences

Conference 2018

Resilience and Reflection in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
the interface between light and dark

All the information about next year's Annual Conference on the 14th – 16th May, 2018 at Swanwick.
12 CPD points will be awarded for attendance.
Please visit and complete our Conference Evaluation page after the conference to receive your attendance certificate.

Pre-Conference material

Conference posterPoster with outline informationConference poster
Conference programmeTimetable and contents for the three daysConference programme
Booking FormDownloadable form to secure your placeBooking form
Venue and TravelA link to the Hayes Conference Centre website, with travel directions.
AGMAgenda and reportsAGM Notification
2017 Minutes
UK Board for Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC) (Embedded in President's report)
Network for Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care in Health (NPSRCH)
European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy (ENHCC) (Embedded in President's report)
NI Healthcare Chaplains association (NIHCA)
Scottish Branch Report


David Buck
Vice President
Setting the Scene
Resilience and Reflection (including poems)
Resource Material

Keynote Speakers

Gemima Fitzgerald
Clinical Psychologist & Resilience Researcher
Resilience and Vulnerability - the light and shade of being humanAbout Gemima
Subject details
Bruce Kinsey
University Chaplain & Psychotherapist
Walking in the valley of shadows and deep darknessAbout Bruce
Subject details
Steve Nolan
Hospice Chaplain & Researcher
‘Until these calamities be overpast’: a personal theodicyAbout Steve
Subject details
Austyn Snowden
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing & Researcher
2018: The year of the PROM?

About Austyn
Subject details
Bob WhortonConference ChaplainAbout Bob


Keith Morrison'Blether' - Where listening to each other really mattersDescriptions of the workshops
Gemima FitzgeraldBuilding resilienceDescriptions of the workshops
Catherine MurphyClowning: “fooling around” or making sense of ourselvesDescriptions of the workshops
Lynn BassettExploring the Notion of Silence as CareDescriptions of the workshops
Steve NolanFrom Supervision to Case Study Presentation: how to write a Chaplain case studyDescriptions of the workshops
Austyn SnowdenMeasuring the Impact of Chaplaincy in HealthcareDescriptions of the workshops
David BuckMeditation using music and poetryDescriptions of the workshops
Karen MurphyNew chaplains’ workshopDescriptions of the workshops
Bruce KinseyNurturing our Journey, Engaging with our ShadowDescriptions of the workshops

Future Conference Dates

2019 13th – 15th May

Previous Annual Conferences

Notes of available presentations and workshops from past conferences
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