(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 via Zoom, 15th July 2020

Sixteen of us met via Zoom at lunchtime today, with twelve apologies received

  • We shared some personal news and items for one another’s and prayers.
  • After introductions and a short silence, Leon led us in a very thought-provoking and at time moving discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement, including a clip from ‘Long Overdue Conversarion on Racism’, featuring a Methodist Minister from Essex, Calvin Samuel.
  • Sarah led a meditation and shared the attached PowerPoint slides with us.
  • We then reflected on the subject of ‘Hope’. Keith mentioned a couple of books: Steve Nolan’s ‘Spiritual Care at the end of life’, and Laura Shay’s ‘Exploring Hopr in Spiritual care’.
  • Keith then showed a video of his song ‘‘Say no more’.

Everyone seemed to think it would be good to ‘meet’ again before too long, even if only to keep in touch and ‘catch up’. We can assume our planned get-together on 15th October will not now take place, at least in person. However, perhaps we could stick with that date and explore a topic together?

Some of us also met on Friday 11th September for an hour’s catch up as per the zoom link advertised by email, as well as our planned meeting for October 15th

Meeting via Zoom, Thursday 15th October

Our next ‘proper’ meeting is due to be held on Thursday 15th October and I’d again suggest we make this a 2-hour session from 10:00-12:00. Also, I’m delighted to say that Fiona Horwood is available and will pick up the theme we were due to explore back in March, ‘Spiritual Care for Hospice at Home’.

Further information will be sent out by email (contact Keith if you don’t receive it):
Remember that I’ll probably appear as ‘Mary Stevens Hospice’ or even ‘Gerry Crow’ (our Director of Operations) rather than Keith Judson.

Looking forward to seeing you in the near future.


(Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire)

Rep: Vacant
Phone: tbc
Email: tbc

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