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Lay Ministry Training – Bereavement*
Sat 11 May, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Pastoral training within Monmouth Diocese is centrally coordinated, through the Diocesan Office. Although all training is available centrally, local delivery is possible; using training materials provided by the Diocesan training team, with or without Diocesan trainer support. Please discuss with Revd John Collier or Jayne Collier if you would like to explore local delivery.
Please note that courses marked * are intended to equip laity to undertake pastoral care in a variety of contexts and so must have local discernment. Evidence of this requires ALL of the following documents:
• A copy of a PCC minute in support of the application
• A written recommendation from the Ministry Area Leader
• A current clear DBS certificate
In addition to the Foundation Course participants will attend a half day introduction to bereavement pastoral care which includes some theology of bereavement, practicalities of the funeral and associated pastoral care. This is complemented by a Bereavement Day which explores some aspects of the bereavement process and how participants can begin to understand those they are supporting
Courses are supported by an ‘apprenticeship’ with the participant working in their ministry area alongside priests and experienced lay ministers and pastoral visitors.
There is a final session prior to the issue of certificates of completion of training or licensing of participants who have successfully completed all training and apprenticeship experiences.
Application forms should be fully completed and sent to the Diocesan Office, 64 Caerau Road, Newport NP20 4HJ