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.

29 July 2021

Launch of Birmingham Business Wellbeing Alliance

The Birmingham-based business support charity ‘ChaplaincyPlus’ has launched the ‘Birmingham Wellbeing Alliance’ (BWA) in response to the growing need in…

Read More...
23 June 2021

Training for Voluntary Workplace Chaplaincy

The workplace chaplaincy group ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) is to run a seven-week training course for Voluntary Workplace…

Read More...
01 March 2021

Appeal for volunteer chaplains

The Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham (with some events being held in Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Warwick) from…

Read More...