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Healthcare Chaplains Conference 2017...

Focusing on Mental Health:

Archdiocese of Birmingham
Healthcare Chaplains Conference

February 2017


On Sunday 20th February 2017, Maryvale was delighted to host a development day for healthcare chaplains from across the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The conference gathered together over 30 participants, including priests, deacons, Religious Sisters and lay men and women. Included in this number, we were pleased to welcome back some who had graduated from Maryvale's Certificate in Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy course.


Archbishop Bernard Longley gave the opening address and attended the whole seminar, also leading the closing Evening Prayer and Benediction. The focus on mental health First Aid was viewed as extremely important by all involved in healthcare chaplaincy and everyone was grateful to Fr Craig, Fr Jeremy and Deacon Bill for arranging this day, which gave new insights and much food for thought.



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