Lay Pastoral Ministry Training

Aims of the Course

To enable those engaged in pastoral care to become more effective in relating to and caring for the people and communities on behalf of their local church community; and to enable those testing a calling to explore their understanding of pastoral care ministry.

Who is it for?

  • Those who are members of a pastoral care team and who desire to learn more about pastoral care in order to help others both informally and formally
  • Those in church leadership or who have specific church roles and who desire to develop their awareness of pastoral care in order to support those for whom they have responsibility
  • Those who wish to help others in specific community and workplace settings and desire to learn more about pastoral care in outreach and mission
  • Those who desire to explore and pursue a call to pastoral care and be recognised as an ALM in their local church or chaplaincy

Autumn 2023 Course

A course is being offered in autumn 2023.  Session details will be posted shortly.  To download an application form click here.  Closing date for applications is 18 September 2023.

  • 7 October 2023                    10am-12pm      Diocesan House, Canterbury
  • 12, 19 October 2023            7pm-9pm          Zoom
  • 2, 9, 16 November 2023      7pm-9pm          Zoom
  • 25 November 2023              10am-12pm      The Living Well, Nonnington

Course programme




Title of session

Saturday 7 October 2023


Diocesan House, Canterbury

Pastoral Care in todays’ changing world.

Thursday 12 October 2023



The distinctiveness of Christian pastoral care

Thursday 19 October 2023


Thursday 2 November 2023

Working with older people

Thursday 9 November 2023

Grief and loss

Thursday 16 November 2023

Challenges within Pastoral Care

Saturday 25 November 2023


The Living Well, Nonington

Healing and Wholeness

Future Courses

If you would like to register an interest in future courses please contact Sarah Lucas at 

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