Far from home

23 November 2012

CHAPLAINS for 150 church schools in Hong Kong are being trained in Cardiff under the aegis of the Church in Wales. The Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies, in Llandaff, is jointly sponsored by St Michael's Theological College (of which it is part), and the University of Wales, and has become a recognised centre for training chaplains in hospitals, the armed services, prisons, higher education, and elsewhere. The course is usually part-residential and part-distance training.

The Hong Kong students, some of whom are shown here with the director of the centre, the Revd Dr Andrew Todd, will travel to Cardiff a number of times each year, but the courses will also be developed in Hong Kong, by staff from the centre, and from the Ming Hua Theological College, working together.

The Principal of St Michael's, Canon Peter Sedgwick, says that the contract reinforces the growing international reputation of the Centre. "This is a very exciting new partnership, which will enable us to take our wide experience and expertise in chaplaincy across the world."

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