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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Spiritual Care training in the Cheltenham/Gloucester area

There are still a few spaces available if you'd like to join a day on spiritual care next month near Cheltenham. The Severn Vale Deanery Training Day is on Saturday October 16, from 9:30 am-3:30 pm at St John the Evangelist, Churchdown, GL3 2DB.

Please book your place via the church Office on 01452 855553 or email

Donations are welcome on the day, (a suggested minimum £5 ). See the flyer and full programme here.

Speakers include:

Rachel Cottell who shares her time between being a teacher at Churchdown Village juniors and as the community engagement coordinator at Badgeworth Court Care Centre, delivering dementia awareness workshops in the community, as a worship leader and Safeguarding Officer for the Greenway benefice, and as a wife, daughter, mum, step-mum and especially Granny.

Gill Ford is the Anna Coordinator for the local Anna Chaplaincy charity, CaBiC, and volunteers, as a befriender, with Age UK and People for You. She qualified as a solicitor and has, more recently, been a lecturer in Law at the University of Gloucestershire and UWE.

Brian Dunlop is Chair of the local Anna Chaplaincy charity CaBiC and is a member of Bible Reading Fellowship’s national working group for Anna Chaplaincy. He is an ordained Anglican priest and was a partner in a Cheltenham firm of Patent Attorneys.




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