Adrian Gatrill was elected as the new Chair of Police Chaplaincy UK in August 2021, read his welcome to those visiting our website and his vison for Police Chaplaincy here
Chaplains Volunteer over 400hrs at G7 Summit
Devon and Cornwall police hosted the G7 Summit in June 2021. Over 6,500 police officers and staff were involved in this massive undertaking. Being in a pandemic made the event more complex. Recognising we would be hosting those on mutual aid assisting from other forces, the welfare of all staff was paramount. Devon & Cornwall’s police support volunteer chaplaincy team were asked if they could help and 17 chaplains agreed to volunteer. Read the full article here
How to make the most of hybrid-flexible working: Nothing new here.
Flexible working is not new. The pandemic has just accelerated something that has been happening for decades. Even 15 years ago at HP, I was leading a remote team spread across the face of the globe, some of whom were working at home, at least occasionally. Sure, we didn’t have the video-conferencing technology we have today, but we were able to work well while separated.
Today, we have this kind of working named as ‘Hybrid’ as well as flexible. What’s the difference? Simply put, hybrid is an arrangement of in-office and out-office working that is defined by the organisation, while flexible means workers defining their own working arrangements. Not really that different, as you’ll see.
Now, more than ever, it’s more about having and using the right skills or tools. They may be rusty, or not even in your toolbox yet.
Jonathan Rees delivers training, strategic facilitation, keynote talks and 1:1 coaching, building on experience from corporate life including 14 years at Hewlett Packard leading a virtual team spread across the globe you can read his full article here
View from the National Chaplain
The National Chaplains report covers a round up of all the work undertaken in the last few months from the new UK Police Memorial to attendances at many conferences and also a request for your resources. Read the full report here
Thames Valley Police Open Memorial Garden
A new Memorial garden was dedicated in Thames Valley Police on 18 September in time for National Police Memorial Day. The opening ceremony was delayed by a year due to the pandemic . A beautiful late summer's day crowned the perfect setting at the central training school at Sulhamstead .The marquee was needed for shade rather than rain! God be praised!
Conference 2022 Bearing grief, sorrows and joys through a kaleidoscope of self-care to soul care: (The strengths of chaplaincy in a diverse, agile and inclusive police service.) SAVE THE DATE Monday 20th June 2022 – Wednesday 23rd June 2022 The Hayes Conference Centre, Hayes Ln, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1AU
National Police Memorial Day [NPMD]
NPMD place at Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 26th September and was attended by around 350 people, numbers were restricted due to COVID measures. Read about how the event went here
Chaplaincy (MA, University Certificate, PGDip, PGCert)
The University Certificate, worth 40 Level 7 credits, recognises the importance and complexity of the chaplaincy role and further professionalises it. Interested? Find out more