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.

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, 8th June 2020

Fourteen of us met via Zoom at lunchtime today:

It was great to ‘catch up’ and also welcome some new faces to the group, as we shared news of what we’ve been doing/ not doing. It was intriguing to learn how very differently our respective organizations have responded to the pandemic and also hear about some of the creative things people have been doing.

Collective wisdom suggested we meet for no more than two hours on 15th July. If anyone has a strong preference for the afternoon, please let me know. Otherwise I’d suggest 10:00-12:00.

Blessings!
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

OXFORD
(Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire)

Rep: Vacant
Phone: tbc
Email: tbc

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