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Notice board: pastoralia

17 February 2017

PAUL NASH and Nigel Roberts set out what they perceive to be the cha­rac­teristics of Chaplaincy with Children and Young People (Grove Youth series, Y43). In this short booklet, they look at the theology and practice of chaplaincy across the age group covering ages eight to 21 and its distinctiveness, and offer a vision for its future (Grove, £3.95 (£3.55); 978-1-85174-977-5).

Glynn Jones offers his experience and results of research to explore The Changing Role of the Managing Chap­lain at Haverigg Prison. This case study looks at how the post has been transformed, in particular since Prison Service reorganisation in 2013. Haverigg is a Category C men’s prison in Cumbria (Resource Pub­lica­tions, £10; 978-1-4982-3162-6).

Tim Battle writes about the devel­opments in hospital chaplaincy which occurred between 1993 and 2012 as the move to multifaith spiritual care was introduced. Upon our Clouded Hills is his version of the events and changes, in which he reflects on the work of chaplains in healthcare today (Drysdale Produc­tions, 14 Tisbury Row, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6RZ, £10 plus £2 p&p, available from Amazon or the pub­lisher; 978-0-9927199-0-6).

Being There: The healing power of presence is written predom­inantly for Christian ministers and lay wor­kers. Michael Forster covers issues such as boundaries, confiden­tiality, and listening skills, and links every­thing to themes from the Old and New Testaments. Royalties are going to Touchstone Bradford, a charity that provides space for people of differing backgrounds to meet and support each other (Kevin Mayhew, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-84867-790-6).

Annemie Dillen has edited and contributed to a book of essays on power and pastoral care. Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor? looks at the theology and traditions of its related topics, as well as abuses and obstacles. Two chapters deal specific­ally with sexual abuse (James Clarke & Co., £17; 978-0-227-17522-4).

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