‘We need to Talk about Dying’ workshop for clergy

A workshop for Clergy and people in Authorised Ministries led by the Rev Canon Dr Marion Chatterley, and organised by Faith in Older People.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Venue: The Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh
Time: Registration from 9.30am; start at 10.00am – Finish approximately 4.00pm
Cost: £40.00

This day workshop will offer support and tools to enhance confidence in having pastoral conversations about death and dying. Using a model from the field of bereavement to explore emotional, psychological and spiritual responses and building on the experiences of the participants, the day will resource those who attend to go deeper in their pastoral encounters with people who are actively addressing their own mortality. The day will be facilitated by Rev Canon Dr Marion Chatterley.

Marion has extensive experience of working with younger people who are facing their own mortality and has a particular interest in bereavement theory.The programme assumes a degree of personal sharing and therefore participation is restricted to clergy and others in authorised ministries within the churches.

Draft programme

10.00 Introduction to the Day (keeping yourself safe/taking risks)
10.10 Input on bereavement theory/translation into discussion of diagnosis/change in prognosis/impact of illness in close friends etc
10.50 Work on tables emerging from input
11.15 BREAK
11.30 What gets in the way of conversations about mortality?
12.15 Feedback on plenary
12.45 LUNCH
13.30 Death Café
15.15 Closing session
15.45 Evaluation sheets and finish

Places are limited; please register by email, providing your name, address, church, phone and email contact details.

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