The Association of Chaplaincy
in General Practice

Improving care through listening and guidance

Upcoming Events

Online Training 2022

Foundations of Primary Care Chaplaincy – Thursday 22nd & Tuesday 27th September 2022

Join us online for our intensive two-day interactive training designed specifically for new and prospective Primary Care Chaplains. Click here for more details and to register. If you have any questions about the training, feel free to contact us.

We are excited to be launching an additional element to our Foundations course, in the form of an Optional Assessment. Further details about what this involves can be found here.

Primary Care Chaplaincy: Set Up – Tuesday 8th November 2022

This half-day online seminar explores what it takes to start a Primary Care Chaplaincy service where you are. This is likely to be of most interest to GPs, faith group leaders or charities who are interested in offering Primary Care Chaplaincy, whether paid or voluntary. Keep an eye on the website or ask to join our mailing list to be kept informed about when registrations open for this seminar.

ACGP Annual Continuing Professional Development – Future dates to be confirmed

This half-day online session provides support, encouragement and Continued Professional Development as well as an opportunity to meet other Primary Care Chaplains. It is aimed at those already working as chaplains in Primary Care, whether paid or voluntary, full-time or part-time. We will announce dates of future sessions soon so keep an eye on the website or ask to join our mailing list to be kept informed.

Past Events

Scroll down for details of previous events, including links to the presentations from our conference in January 2021.

Online Training

ACGP Annual Continuing Professional Development – November 2021, May 2022

Our CPD sessions enable chaplains across the country to meet together to share highs and lows in Primary Care Chaplaincy. They also include a training element. 2021 involved learning more about achieving Accreditation with ACGP with Liz Bryson, our Accreditation advisor. In 2022 we welcomed Dr Hilary Garraway, consultant clinical psychologist, who led a seminar on Holistic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Primary Care Chaplaincy: Set Up – Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Our first ‘Set Up’ seminar gave examples of some of the different Primary Care Chaplaincy models in place across the country and provided opportunity for plenty of discussion about how to get started.

Foundations of Primary Care Chaplaincy – Feb/Mar 2021, Sep 2021 and Feb 2022

Our training course for new and prospective chaplains working in Primary Care has been very well received!

‘An excellent course; well resourced, absorbing and motivating.’

‘I really enjoyed the course, I learned a lot and it gave me a clear focus on how to proceed.’

‘Thank you for the 2 day course it was so relevant; just what was needed to encourage and equip me to set up my local project.’

Online Conference

The Way Forward: A Better Story in Whole Person Healthcare – Tuesday 12th January 2021

A webinar exploring how social prescribing and primary care chaplaincy can enable more effective care for the whole person.

COVID-19 has heightened the awareness in healthcare of the importance of our common humanity. This webinar explores how understanding social prescribing and spiritual factors can honour that humanity and enable more effective care for the whole person.

This unique event on holistic primary care brings together a wide range of contributors from the fields of medicine, mental health and spiritual care. The video presentations from the webinar can be accessed here, including those from our keynote speakers, Helen Stokes Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Bishop James Newcome, Health and Social Care advisor House of Lords. A copy of the day’s programme is available here: