Schools Chaplaincy and Spiritual Development CPMD: 13 December 2017

Looking at the role of a chaplain in spiritual development of staff and students

  • Defining and Measuring Spiritual Development
  • Expanding ideas of God through philosophical engagement in class and corridor.

Dr Ann Casson – author of ‘Lessons in Spiritual Development’. Ann is a Research Fellow at the National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Her main research interests are faith schools in a plural society; teaching and learning of other faith traditions in faith schools; religious education and social cohesion; Christian Education in England and Wales; religious identity development of young people; intercultural education, and students’ spiritual development.

Ann’s present position is as lead Research Fellow on the Ten Leading Schools: The spiritual influence of Christian-ethos secondary education project – an initiative set up by the NICER at Canterbury Christ Church University, working in association with Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) at the University of Warwick.

Matthew Pittam – author of ‘Building the Kingdom in the Classroom: A School Chaplain’s Diary. Matthew is a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and combines school, hospital and parish ministry. He is also a qualified Social Worker in the area of Mental Health and is also the coordinator of the Continuing Care Department at St Luke’s Centre in Manchester. Fr Matthew is passionate about ministering the Gospel to young people and has a keen interest in the relationship between mental health and spirituality.


Nigel Roberts and staff from St John’s College

Nigel is helping to develop the Centre for Chaplaincy for Children & Young People. He tutors on the Chaplaincy module at CYM and is the author of the Grove Booklet ‘Chaplaincy with Children and Young People’.




  • 13 December 2017

Where: MCYM, St John’s College, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3DS

Time: 10.30-15.30, coffee from 10.00am

Cost: £25, special rate of £20 for CYM graduates and placements

Booking Essential: To book a place please contact Gill Benson on 0115 968 3222 email