Sports Chaplaincy

BACKGROUND ON CHAPLAINCY

 

Chaplaincy in the workplace exists across a wide range of sectors including the emergency services, local authorities, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. Many chaplaincy roles are part-time with the Chaplain being supported by, as well as working for, local churches. Chaplains are often members of a professional group or association and are trained to deal with a wide range of issues, particularly pastoral issues (e.g. stress, change and uncertainty).

 

A growing number of professional and amateur sports clubs are benefiting from the involvement of Sports Chaplaincy UK

Chaplaincy is primarily aimed at the care and welfare of players and staff.

The Chaplain is expected to demonstrate integrity, work professionally, care sensitively and maintain confidentiality

The chaplain is there to serve people of all Faith backgrounds and no faith

 

Sports Chaplaincy provides training, resources, sharing of best-practice and supervision for a national network of Chaplains involved in a wide range of sports

Sports Chaplaincy identifies suitable local people and preparing them for that work. The three-way relationship between Club, Chaplain and Sports Chaplaincy UK is based on a clear ‘code of practice’, describing the principles and expectations on which the relationship is built.

Sports Chaplaincy seeks to ensure that sports clubs can have confidence in the integrity and professionalism of their Chaplain and provides a point of contact for any issues that may arise

 

If you would like to know more about your club having a chaplain please email

Philip: Ireland@sportschaplaincy.org.uk