(North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Teeside, County Durham, Tyneside and Northumberland)

Rep:  Liz Maitland, Sue Ryder Hospice & Neurological Care, Keighley
Email: liz.maitland@ahpcc.org.uk

We usually have between six and twelve people come to each meeting. We now have four meetings a year, 10-3 with lunch together. Some members travel a long way to meetings and some in the farthest reaches may wish for something a little closer.
Our meetings take place at different hospices each time. Members lead discussions/do presentations on prepared subjects though much time is given to informal news sharing and discussion on any relevant issues.

(Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, South Lincs)

Rep: Keith Morrison, Arthur Rank House, Cambridge
Phone: 01223 675771
Email: keith.morrison@ahpcc.org.uk


Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak this meeting has been cancelled. Please check the website for further updates when circumstances change

The next East Anglia Region Chaplains Meeting will include this invitation:

The Woolf institute in Cambridge are launching a new publication that I thought might be of interest to regional chaplains, it is called: ‘A Handbook on Caring for Jewish, Christian and Muslim Patients Diversity in End of Life Care’. This will be held at Arthur Rank Hospice, Cambridge.
The launch will include refreshments and  a workshop discussing two of the Case Studies from the Handbook. Other professionals in the region will also be invited.

It runs from: Monday 20 April 2020 10.00am – 12.30pm – Please see the invitation attached and rsvp to me or the Woolf Institute as directed.

I propose that we then have lunch in the hospice Bistro and afterwards take the opportunity to meet together as chaplains just to catch up and meet new chaplains in the region probably finishing at 2.30/3.00pm

Keith Morrison

The group is going well, with a good core of approximately six to eight of us. We meet three or four times a year, and have support / sharing experience / CPD type discussions. We have spent the last eighteen months or so visiting each other in situ which has been educative.

(Derbyshire, Staffordshire, South Notts, West Midlands, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire)

Rep: Keith Judson,
Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge
Phone: 01384 443010 / 07790 947224
Email: keith.judson@marystevenshospice.co.uk

Some of the Midland Group, with guest speaker Revd Canon Georgina Byrne from Worcester Cathedral, at their March 2019 meeting.

We meet three times a year, usually from 10 to 3, at different venues. We have over thirty people on our mailing list and we average ten to twelve at our meetings.

Next Meeting

I hope you’re able to join us for the next AHPCC Regional Meeting. Details of arrangements will be available nearer the time.

Meeting, 17th October 2019

We enjoyed a really interesting presentation from Sheila Simmonds about Soul Midwifery in Stoke-on-Trent last month. Sheila has kindly made her notes available – see attached. She wasn’t able to cover all this material in the time available, so it’s great to have these resources to learn from.
Many thanks to our host Martin McGonigle, who gave us a fascinating tour of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and led a meditation in the beautiful Spiritual Space.
Also, thanks to Harry Edwards, who guided a discussion about completing a spiritual care audit. The Chaplaincy Team at Severn Hospice are taking part in a pilot project with AHPCC – Patient Responsive Outcome Measures (PROMS). If you weren’t present and would like to know more, I’m sure Harry would be able to pass on some information.
Thanks to all those who sent their apologies. It was good to think of you/ pray for you when we met. Adding up those present and those who sent messages was also encouraging as it meant we were in touch with almost everyone in the group, one way or another.

Forthcoming Meeting, March 10th 2020
Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak this meeting has been cancelled.  Please check the website for further updates when circumstances change

As you know, our next AHPCC Regional Meeting is due to be held here at Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge, on Tuesday 10th March, 10.00am-3.00pm. The full postal address, a map and details about parking etc. are attached.

Please make a note of my mobile number 07790 947224 in case of need.


Please can you let me know if you’re planning to attend and how many will be coming with you. Also, please advise any special dietary requirements you or others may have. Ideally, we could do with this information by Monday 2nd March. As usual, a donation to cover costs of £5 per person is invited.

Programme: Spiritual Support – Hospice at home

We are looking forward to exploring the theme of ‘Spiritual Support – Hospice at Home’, ably facilitated by Fiona Horwood. Fiona is an Interfaith Minister who works as part of the Chaplaincy Team based at St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford.
The programme may differ from our usual one, given that we’re inviting other colleagues (staff and volunteers) to join us for the day. However, I trust it will be as engaging and uplifting as always!
Btw – if you’ve yet to ask if anyone else wants to come along, can I encourage you to do so. I’m certainly hoping that some of my staff colleagues here, e.g. one who coordinates home visitors and another who is helping to develop ‘Hospice at Home’, will be able to join us.
See you soon!

Do contact me if you have any queries or suggestions.
A couple have people have already advised that they’re unable to make it on 10th March but I’m looking forward to seeing many of you then!

Yours, Keith

Future meetings:

Please make a note of the dates for 2020 which we agreed at our last meeting (venues to be confirmed):

  • Wednesday 15th July 2020
  • Thursday 15th October 2020

(Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire)

Rep: Vacant
Phone: tbc
Email: tbc

The next meeting of the Oxford regional group to be advised.