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 2022 - Lay Pastoral Ministry Course

We are delighted to be offering a hybrid Lay Pastoral Ministry course commencing on 17 September 2022.  This course will consist of:

  • 2 x face to face sessions (first and last sessions)
  • 5 online zoom sessions

The course will be facilitated by Di Dawson and Lesley Hardy and the session details are as below:

Saturday 17 September

Morning – finish time to be confirmed

Diocesan House Canterbury

Getting to know each other/ Pastoral Care in a Post-viral Age

Thursday 29 September


On-line via Zoom

Ways of Communicating

Thursday 6 October

Distinctiveness of Christian Pastoral Care

Thursday 13 October

Working with Older People

Thursday 20 October

Grief and Loss

Saturday 12 November

Morning – finish time to be confirmed

The Living Well, Nonington

Healing and Wholeness and What about Me?

To apply download the application form click here.  Closing date for applications has been extended to 8 August 2022

Future Courses

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