YORKSHIRE AND NORTH-EAST ENGLAND
(North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Teeside, County Durham, Tyneside and Northumberland)

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

News
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.


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

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

News

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.


THE MIDLANDS
(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.

Hello there! We meet three times a year, usually from 10.00 to 3.00 (but see below for current arrangements), at different venues. We have over thirty people on our mailing list and we average ten to twelve at our meetings.

Meeting on October 15th

Fourteen of us were able to meet via Zoom this morning:- Andy (Evesham); Ben (Grimsby), Catherine (Sutton Coldfield); Fiona (Hereford); Helen (Worcester); Keith (Stourbridge); Lorraine (Lichfield); Malcolm (Derby); Martin (Stoke); Rob (Cheltenham); Sheila (Malvern); Stig (Coventry); Tim (Telford); Zabia (Coventry).
Thanks to all those who passed on their apologies and greetings.

Fiona initiated a fairly wide-ranging discussion (Thanks, Fiona!), and our time together concluded with sharing a number of concerns, space for prayer/reflection and a blessing.  We also touched on a number of topics, sharing our experiences, ideas and suggestions. These included:

    • dealing with uncertainty and change
    • the increasing need and opportunity for supporting colleagues
    • telephone support for patients and families
    • developing new ideas and resources
Looking Ahead

A number of ideas were shared, leading to the following proposal for 2021. We’re suggesting that there are four meetings during the year, with two venues in different parts of the region and a Zoom link for everyone. The physical gatherings will obviously be subject to whatever restrictions are in place at the time.
Looking forward to seeing you in the near future.  I’ll be in touch again to confirm details but for now you might like to make a note of the following dates, all meetings will be 10:00-12:00.

    • Tuesday 12th January
    • Wednesday 14th April
    • Thursday 15th July
    • Tuesday 12th October

Blessings!
Keith


OXFORD
(Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire)

Rep: Vacant
Phone: tbc
Email: tbc

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