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 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, for details check out the CYM courses MA Studies 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.


We have initiated a collaborative project aimed at developing occupational standards for those working as chaplains with children and young people.  If you are interested in taking part in the consultation please email


MCYM run various CPD opportunities with a chaplaincy theme.

Chaplaincy – (2021 dates coming when available)

Consultation on the Theology underpinning standards project – 24th March 10:30-3:30 Aston University

Multidisciplinary spiritual care for paediatric healthcare

Chaplaincy Ethical Dilemmas workshop – 29 April 2020

RE11-14 May 2020

Chaplaincy in Education18-21 May 2020