Licensed Pastoral Workers

 

 

2016 Pastoral Worker Licensing Service

Five Pastoral Workers were admitted and licensed by Bishop Libby at Chester Cathedral on Saturday, 24 September, by Bishop Keith (Libby Owen, Amber Middlemiss, Jillian Rawcliffe, Wendy Slinger and Anne Stirling).

 

 

The latest version of the Handbook can be found here; Licensed Pastoral Worker Handbook

The next LPW Training Day will be at Foxhill on Saturday 18th Novermber, when the topic will be "Faith Art Journaling" led by Jo Mackriell & Jo Whittall. If you wish to attend please email Peter Bacon.


The Beginner's Guide to Leading Public Worship

A four session course for Pastoral Workers and others (eg churchwardens) who are asked to lead worship in their own churches, or who would like to lead worship and have not done so previously.

The course is led by the Diocesan Director of Ministry, the Revd Canon Dr Christopher Burkett

For a booking form contact Jane Hood by email or phone 01928 718834 ext 257


Funerals Ministry Pastoral Workers 

As part of our regular training programme for  Pastoral Workers, we are running a training course on taking funerals.
This course, spread over two evenings, is offered to supplement the module on Bereavement which forms part of the initial training for Pastoral Workers and focuses more specifically on the Funeral service itself.  It will look at the purpose of funerals, the range of liturgy available in Common Worship and the place of eulogies and other forms of tribute, particularly thinking how best to work with the family and funeral director when planning a funeral, whether in church or at a crematorium.  Recent trends in funeral ministry will be surveyed and some of the new materials produced by The Church of England discussed.  There will be plenty of suggestions for further reading.