At the forefront: Chaplains in Further Education

Did you know that 2.2 million people in England are studying and training at a Further Education or Sixth Form College? Did you know that FE and Sixth Form colleges educate a higher proportion of 16-19s than school sixth forms?

Did you know that there are 257 FE and Sixth Form Colleges in England, often major organisations in their local communities and employing hundreds of thousands of staff nationally?

Further Education chaplains are at the forefront of the churches’ efforts to love and serve this important sector of society. Chaplains come in all shapes and sizes – lay and ordained, paid and voluntary, from a couple of hours a fortnight to full-time. But what does Further Education chaplaincy actually look like, and how do chaplains make a positive contribution to their local colleges?

Introduction to FE Chaplaincy

West Midlands Churches’ FE Council present five two-minute videos, filmed in three colleges, introducing the FE sector, the life and work of chaplaincy teams, and how you can get involved.

01 March 2021

Appeal for volunteer chaplains

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Preparing for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham – and beyond – have been going on for several years already….

26 November 2020

Training seminar on unemployment support

Jericho’s ‘Ignition’ Unemployment programme, ‘Faith at Work in Worcestershire’ and ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ are working together to stage…