Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 by Stephen Evans
If NHS Trusts want to provide pastoral care for all, then there is no rationale for restricting the role of chaplain to those of faith, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Mon, 13 May 2013 by Terry Sanderson
With the Archbishop of Westminster making the case for clerics in hospitals, Terry Sanderson questions why hospital chaplains are still funded by the public purse when the NHS needs all the help it can get.
Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Not a week goes by now without more depressing headlines about the gradual demolition of the NHS but provision of chaplaincy services apparently remains "essential"
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson suggests prayer will be the only "treatment" available in hospitals soon as they close and go bankrupt.
Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson calls on the Church to relieve the struggling NHS of the financial burden of chaplaincy services, and for them to set up chaplaincy trusts to provide the necessary funding.
Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 by Terry Sanderson
As our precious health services are falling one after another in the face of the recession, the Church must be very happy that the NHS is prepared to pick up the substantial wage bill for the clerics it should be paying for itself.
The National Secular Society argues that churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples should fund these chaplains off their own bats and I couldn't agree more, especially in times of austerity because as we keep hearing - we are all in this together. Aren't we?
Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 by Stephen Evans
Despite the parlous state of the UK economy, it appears chaplaincy is a boom industry. An ever increasing army of priests, pastors, rabbis, imams and laypeople are attaching themselves to secular institutions, largely funded by the taxpayer, to take the word of god out of places of worship and into our shared spaces.
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
We are seeing the new crop of academy schools beginning to advertise for chaplains