11th Consultation

16-19 September 2010, London

 

 

EUROPEAN NETWORK OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY

ANNIVERSARY CONSULTATION

20 YEARS OF EUROPEAN CHAPLAINCY
10 YEARS OF ENHCC

“Chaplains in the future –

giving and receiving”

Thursday 16th  September to
Sunday 19th September 2010

The Westminster Thistle Hotel
Buckingham Palace Road London

 


 


Final Letter

Dear Friends,

Very soon we will be meeting  for the Anniversary Consultation, we are looking forward to welcoming you to London.

With this letter is the latest programme. There have had to be a few changes because of the visit of His Holiness the Pope to London, and there may be a few more before our consultation – but for now you know what is planned.

On the afternoon of Thursday 16th September there have been arranged, for those who requested it, visits to a Chaplaincy Department, details will be sent to the individual directly giving who to meet, where to meet and how to get there.

For those not visiting a chaplaincy Department there is a tour of St Pauls Cathedral at 2pm – but you must book in with me before Thursday 9th September. If travel arrangements mean you miss the tour, there is tea at 4pm – again please book. We will all meet for evensong at 5pm followed by the formal opening of the Consultation.

We need all invoices to be paid now!!!! Please ensure that you have either paid or been in touch so that we know payments are in progress.

It should be a great consultation – see you in London on September 16th.

With all good wishes,

Debbie

Revd Debbie Hodge; (+44) 020 7529 8136   debbie.hodge@cte.org.uk

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EUROPEAN NETWORK OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY
ANNIVERSARY CONSULTATION
20 YEARS OF EUROPEAN CHAPLAINCY
10 YEARS OF ENHCC
16-19 SEPTEMBER 2010
LONDON

“Chaplains in the future – giving and receiving”


Programme

Thursday 16th September 2010

1.30pm onwards

Arrivals and registration at hotel

Tea available from 3pm

Optional tour

2pm with tea at 4pm

St Pauls Cathedral

5pm

Evensong followed by opening Ceremony

St Pauls Cathedral

7.30pm

Dinner

 

Friday 17th September
Morning denominational Prayer (Prayer Opportunities)

9.15am
Session 1
Chaplains and changes in healthcare

 

 

Moderator:  Fr. Adamandios Avgoustidis
(Greece)

 

Presentation
Anne Vandenhoeck (Belgium)
National experiences
Pierre Bouisset
(France)
Richard Lowndes
(England)

10am

Small Groups

 

11am

Coffee

 

11.30am

Report from groups

 

12.00

Topic Discussion

 

12.30

Lunch

 

1.45pm
Session 2
Chaplains and religious communities

 

 

Moderator:  Kathrin Jahns
(Germany)

 

Presentation
Dana Kalnina-Zake
(Latvia)
National experiences
Ewan Kelly
(Scotland)
Axel Liegeois
(Belgium)

2.30pm

Small Groups

 

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Report from Groups and tea

 

5pm

Service for the sick

St Matthews Church

7.30pm

Dinner

About Thyme

Saturday 18th September 2010
Morning denominational Prayer (Prayer Opportunities)

9.15am
Session 3
Chaplains and personal growth

Moderator: 
José Nuno Ferreira da Silva
(Portugal)

Presentation
Kirsti  Aalto
(Finland)
National experiences
Anneke Kemper
(Netherlands)
Kathleen O’Connor
(Ireland)  

10am

Small Groups

 

11am

Coffee

 

11.30am

Report from groups

 

12.00

Topic discussion

 

12.30pm

Lunch

 

 

Free Time

Options for visits, walks and site seeing

 

5pm

Service for those who care for the sick

Chapel of The Hospital of St Thomas

6.30pm

Election of Coordinator and Committee members

 

8pm

Dinner

Hotel

Sunday 19th September 2010

9.30am

Final Session

“The Future of our Network “

10.30 am

Coffee

 

10.45am

Presentation of Responsibilities to New Coordinator and Network Committee

 

11.30

Close

 

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Third Invitation Letter

Dear Friends,

September is fast approaching and the Conference team are looking forward to seeing you in London. The programme is almost  finalised as is included with this letter.

The Hotel The Thistle Westminster at 49 Buckingham Gate, London SW1W 0QT is only a short walk from Victoria station (travel details can be found on their web site – www.thistle.com).

If you need to book extra nights accommodation please contact the hotel direct.

The very last day for booking for the whole Conference (Accommodation and all sessions) is July 14th 2010. After that date accommodation cannot be guaranteed – and you may have to find your own. The very last day to book for the conference sessions only is July 30th 2010.

The visits to Chaplaincy Departments are being worked on and those who have made requests will be contacted individually.

In preparing for the conference we hope you will be able to make the most of both being together and being in London. There is space on Saturday afternoon to explore – if you have specific request for information let us know and we will try to help.

May I take this opportunity to wish you safe travel and I look forward to renewing friendships in London in September.

Debbie

 

Revd Debbie Hodge      debbie.hodge@cte.org.uk     020 7529813

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Coordinator's Letter (June 2010)

June 20, 2010

Dear Participants of the ENHCC,

Summer is here, which means that our meeting in London is fast approaching. If you have not registered for the consultation, we ask that you do so immediately. Along with this letter, you will also find a letter from the organizers of our Anniversary Consultation explaining final details.

I would like to state again that all of us should make every effort to stay through the final session which will be on Sunday September 19th. The original program has been altered a bit to allow for ease in reaching the airport on time for departing flights. We will begin the Sunday session at 9:15am with a common prayer and end the Consultation at 11:30am with the handover to the new Coordinator.   

At the beginning of the final session, we will spend a short time to ratify our Constitution. The Network Committee members discussed the need for appointing a treasurer to keep tabs on our accounts, participation fees and payments. Attached you will see the proposed changes the Committee agreed. (They are marked in red.)  Please read them so that you will be informed.

We would also like to ask:

  1. That you write (or update) information about chaplaincy in your country. Many of you have posted this information on our web page.  You will find the links to the individual country pages from the page with the flags of the countries:  http://www.eurochaplains.org/countries.htm .
  2. That you also write (or update) information about yourselves.
  3. Check your contact information which appears on our Contacts page:  http://www.eurochaplains.org/contacts.htm and make any corrections necessary. All of this information should be sent to our webmaster, Fred Coutts at  webmaster@eurochaplains.org

 

In closing, I wish you all a very nice summer and a safe journey to royal city of London. It will indeed be a great reunion.

Sincerely,

Fr. Stavros Kofinas

Coordinator of the European Network of Healthcare Chaplaincy
(Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate)

Email: coordinator@eurochaplains.org   or kofinas@otenet.gr

 

Address: 
Lycias 3
171 24 Nea Smyrni,
Greece

Phone: +30-6944 57 3625  
Fax: +30 – 210 93 74 217 

Website: www.eurochaplains.org   

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Second Invitation Letter

Dear Friends

I hope that the above dates are now in your diary and that you are looking forward to an exciting time in London.

The attached flyer gives details of how to register for the Consultation, cost, how payments need to be made, and how all correspondence will be handled.

The programme will include specific sessions exploring the relationship chaplains have within health care chaplaincy: ‘Chaplains and changes in health care’: ‘Chaplains and religious communities’: ‘Chaplains and personal growth’.
We hope to be able to join  in with Evensong at Westminster Abbey, and utilsie other such venues in central London.

There are many chaplaincy departments in London and the attached form details opportunities for optional visits on the afternoon of Thursday 16th September. Places will be limited so please complete and return to Debbie Hodge at Churches Together in England, 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH.

We look forward to welcoming you to London.

Debbie and Edward

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How to Register

Please complete the registration form on line.

Go to:
www.churches-together.net/ENHCC

Once you have registered an invoice with payment methods will be e-mailed to you.

Once you have paid your conference fee your place will be confirmed and joining instructions will be mailed to you in July 2010

Cost of the Consultation £510

All payments to be made in GB Pounds sterling by April 30th 2010

Churches Together in England,  27 Tavistock Square, London. WC1H 9HH
Tel +44  20 7529 8136   debbie.hodge@cte.org.uk

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DRAFT PROGRAMME

(June 2010)

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THURSAY 16 SEPTEMBER

3:00-5:00pm      Registration
                           Tea and Coffee Reception – Gathering of Representatives at Hotel
6:00pm               Departure from Hotel for

Opening Ceremony
Reception and Dinner

FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Morning denominational Prayer (Prayer Opportunities)

Session 1
Chaplains and changes in healthcare

9.15 am:        Introductory presentation followed
                       by two descriptions of national experiences
10.00 am         Small groups  
11.00 am         Coffee
11.30 am         Report from groups
12.00   noon   Topics, discussion
12.30   pm      Lunch

Session 2
Chaplains and religious communities

1.45 pm          Introductory presentation
                       followed by two descriptions of national experiences
2.30 pm          Small groups
3.30pm           Reports from Groups and discussion with Tea
5.00 pm          Evensong (venue to be confirmed)
                       (Prayer Service for the Sick) 
6:00pm           Reception
7.45 pm          Dinner

 

SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Morning denominational Prayer (Prayer Opportunities)

Session 3
Chaplains and personal growth

9.15 am       Introductory presentation
                    followed by two descriptions of national  experiences
10.00 am     Small groups
11.00 am     Coffee
11.30 am    Report from groups
12.00 pm    Topics, discussion
12.30 pm     Lunch

FREE TIME

4:30 pm      Departure Evensong
5.00            Evensong (venu to be confirmed)
                   (Prayer Service for Health Care Providers)

6.15    
Session 4
Election of Coordinator and Committee Members

7.45             Reception
8.00             Dinner

 

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
8.30                 Breakfast
10.00 am         Prayer Service
10.15 am         Coffee

 

Session 5
ENHCC - sharing and learning together

9.30am Open Discussion

Planning for the Future
Presentation of Responsibilities to New Coordinator and Network Committee

11:30 Coffee

DEPARTURE

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Coordinator's Letter (March 2009)

pdf iconCoordinator's Letter (PDF)

March 13, 2010

Dear Fellow Chaplains,

As you have been informed, the upcoming “Anniversary Consultation” of the ENHCC will take place between the 16th and the 19th of September 2010 in London. Our gracious hosts, Debbie Hodge and Edward Lewis, have eagerly been working in organizing our stay in the Royal City of Europe. Along with this letter, you will find a letter from them, together with the program, the registration form and details of where the meeting will take place.

The fact that this Consultation will celebrate 10 years of Networking and 20 years of European Chaplaincy makes it even more important that we all attend. The theme of the Consultation, “Chaplains in the future – giving and receiving”, will afford us the possibility to discuss what path our Network should take over the coming years, how our Chaplaincies will develop, what difficulties will be encountered, what possibilities of growth exist and, finally, how the future of the chaplain as a person will evolve. 

Coinciding with the discussion regarding the future, we will also elect a new Coordinator. After many years of serving you, my term has now come to an end. So, it appears symbolic that we will be electing a new Coordinator as we talk about the future. Having said this, I ask that you start thinking about who will be able to take on this important responsibility.

You will notice that this Consultation, as opposed to previous ones, has a different format as to the days we will meet. To economize in time and costs, our meeting will begin on Thursday afternoon (September 16th) and end on Sunday midday (September 19th), following lunch.  Being that London’s airports are a hub for European airlines, it will not be difficult for you to find flights that will get you into the city, on Thursday, before our meeting and out of the city, on Sunday, after its conclusion. I would like to ask that we all book our flights accordingly so as not to lose any of the sessions. They are all important! Also, I suggest that you plan your trip immediately to cut down on the air fare.  

Finally, for representatives that wish to receive sponsorship for the Consultation, I ask that you write me by the end of May.  There are limited funds that will be divided accordingly to help supplement the cost of registration. (As in the past, we are not in a position to cover travel costs.) 

With this letter, I would like to send my warmest and heartfelt best wishes, praying that your Holy Week and Easter will be rich in spiritual blessings: that our Crucified Lord will heal our pains with His philanthropy and that His Holy Resurrection will give us the hope of unity and eternity, shedding the Light of His Love through out the Universe.  

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Dr. Stavros K. Kofinas

Coordinator of the European Network of Healthcare Chaplaincy
(Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate)

Email: coordinator@eurochaplains.org

Address: 
Lycias 3
171 24 Nea Smyrni,
Greece

Phone: +30-6944 57 3625  
Fax: +30 – 210 93 74 217 

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Hotel and Travel Information

Links and information re  Thistle Hotel Westminster
Go to: www.thistle.com/hotels/united_kingdom/london/thistle_westminster/index.html

Map

Road
To avoid the Congestion Charge Zone please follow the ring road to Westminster/Victoria. At Hobart Place continue forward onto the A3217. The hotel is located at the junction with the A 3214, Buckingham Palace Road, on the right hand side.

Rail
From Victoria Station (0.25 miles) follow the signs to Buckingham Palace. On Buckingham Palace Road you find the Thistle Westminster located on your right. The entrance is on Bressenden Place.
Underground: Victoria station (Victoria, District and Circle lines).
Taxis available at the station

Air
From Gatwick Airport (40 miles) take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station.
From Heathrow (15 miles), take the Heathrow Express.
 For travel information from Luton Airport use this link:
http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/content/2/193/by-rail.html
For travel information from Stansted Airport use this link-
http://www.stanstedairport.com/portal/site/stansted/menuitem.ef438b930a027dd8672fefaf9328c1a0/

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First invitation Letter

pdf icon First invitation letter (PDF)

4 November 2009

4 November 2009

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to London for the next Consultation of the European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy September 16th – 19th 2010. At this Anniversary Consultation, we will be celebrating 20 years of European Chaplaincy and 10 year of since the founding of the ENHCC!

Being that we have reached this point in our history as the main European organization in the area of health care chaplaincy, our theme will deal with “Chaplains in the Future – giving and receiving”. We hope this will stimulate an exciting discussion around the issues of working in an ever changing health care setting; working with those from other disciplines; relationships with faith communities as well as how chaplains develop their skills and grow in faith.

 The Consultation Hotel is the Westminster Thistle Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW 1W  0QT,  which is near Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace. It gives easy access from airports and out of London train stations. It also means that you are in the heart of the capital and we hope that besides sharing in the work of the consultation you will have the opportunity to explore the diverse and exciting city of London.

Further details about the Consultation (programme, costs and booking) will be announced in January 2010. In the mean time, being that we will be in London in a time of world financial crisis, we expect that the cost of this Consultation will be higher than in the past. For this reason, it would be wise to begin seeking resources to help cover your expenses. Now that you have the dates of this important event, we encourage you to book your airplane tickets early to cut down on costs. We live in expensive times with little resources. Early booking is surely a way to save.

 We look forward to welcoming you to glorious and eloquent City of London.

Organizers of the ENHCC Anniversary Consultation

Rev Debbie Hodge                                                                     Rev Edward Lewis 
Churches Together in England                                                    Priest in Charge
                                                                                                   St John’s Church Watford
                                                                                                   Church of England

          

Churches Together in England,  27 Tavistock Square, London. WC1H 9HH
Tel 020 7529 8136   london@eurochaplains.org

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