CWC are pleased to announce a new Bursary Fund for workplace
chaplains to apply to.
Purpose of the Fund:
The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support to chaplains who are seeking to attend a conference, training course or retreat that will enhance their ministry as workplace chaplains.
Any chaplain who is a recognised chaplain on the Cambridgeshire Workplace Chaplaincy (CWC) database and who is providing chaplaincy services in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
The CWC Bursary Fund will provide grants of up to £500 for each successful application. Full terms and conditions are available from Jane Thompson (see below).
Applicants should complete the application form available from Jane Thompson, our administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and return it to the same email address.
Each application will be considered by the CWC Trustees and a decision will be
communicated to all applicants within one month of each closing date.
The closing dates for applications in 2020 are as follows:
31 August 2020
30 November 2020
Dates for 2021 will be publicised in future newsletters.
Listening service – email email@example.com
Cambridgeshire Workplace Chaplaincy has recognised a need for a listening service – to offer comfort and support for those who are finding life difficult at the moment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The day to day adjustments that many are having to make at the moment due to a stressful job or juggling working from home; coupled with responsibilities at home are very stressful for many of us.
Maintaining and enhancing the emotional and mental health of everyone is critical during these turbulent times. We urge all to not be too proud or self-reliant and to seek support and help whenever you need it. It’s not an admission of weakness.
- The Listening service is a way to get support from our team of volunteers
- Email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your details are passed to one of our volunteers who are either multifaith chaplains or trained counsellors and they will get in touch (phone or email – up to you)
- Our multifaith chaplains are a diverse group who are happy to provide emotional support regardless of whether you have any spiritual or religious beliefs – their aim is to listen and comfort
Workplace chaplains and supporters of chaplaincy from across Cambridgeshire gathered at Ely Cathedral recently for a special service celebrating the role of workplace chaplains, which included a special attendance by Mrs Sue Freestone DL.
The Bishop of Huntingdon (Bishop Dagmar Winter) led the service which included prayers, thanksgiving and hymns chosen to reflect the diverse work chaplains offer via a listening ear in the workplace.
Revd Dr Jenny Gage, a Trustee of CWC and Minister for Social Justice at Ely Cathedral, gave Prayers of Praise:
sustainer of daily life and work, and provider of all our needs:
open our hearts to your creative power
so that we might know your will,
praise your name,
and share your vision for the creation of your kingdom.
In the name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Following hymns and prayers; Professor Clive Morton Vice Chair of CWC gave a short report on the variety of workplace chaplains operating across the County. The service was then concluded with a sermon and blessing from the Bishop of Huntingdon, focusing on the power of community within the workplace.
After the service all guests were invited to join together for refreshments within the Cathedral where they had chance to speak to the Bishop and Trustees of CWC. A Story book of Chaplaincy experiences across Cambridgeshire was shared with all: Download a copy here: Chaplaincy_story_book_visual_only