The Centre for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People is an idea which has developed over a number of years and has arisen out of the work of MCYM staff members Paul Nash in paediatric chaplaincy, Sally Nash as a researcher in paediatric spiritual care and Nigel Roberts in schools chaplaincy and the EA Education group.

CYM has been running short courses in chaplaincy for several years and has also recently published a Grove booklet on this topic.

In time the Centre will offer accredited courses, CPD, mentoring, non-managerial supervision, placements, work on resources, shadowing opportunities. Our experienced staff will also be able to offer supervisions of research.

Our staff can also provide consultancy in a range of issues relating to chaplaincy with children and young people with particular specialisms in education and healthcare.

CYM runs an MA course specialising in Chaplaincy – Tim Lea on caring for staff -Nigel Roberts – Incarnation and Invitation – evangelism and the chaplain Andy Wolfe, Deeply Christian

In this live interview we chat to Reverend Paul Nash about the hospital chaplaincy service. Paul chats about how he helps families and supports those with a child who has a life-limiting illness.

Blessing2 A powerpoint for a blessing worship activity including writing your own contextual version

Standards for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

We have collaboratively developed standards for work with children and young people which can be downloaded below.
These standards have been commended by the following:-
(other organizations interested in commending them please email

  • Bishop of Carlisle Rt Revd James Newcome, lead Bishop for healthcare chaplaincy
  • Centre for Chaplaincy in Education
  • Diocese of St Asaph, Tim Feak, under 25s officer
  • PCN GB and I Paediatric Chaplaincy Network
  • SCM – Student Christian Movement
  • Scripture Union Northern Ireland
  • Sports Chaplaincy UK
  • TISCA – The Independent Schools Christian Association
  • University Hospitals of Morcambe Bay Trust, Deacon Deborah Wilde
  • Youth for Christ
  • Youth Link NI