Chaplaincy Reading List

Mandatory Reading

  1. McClelland, Kate, Call the Chaplain: Spiritual and Pastoral Caregiving in Hospitals (Norwich: Canterbury P., 2014).
  2. Threlfall-Holmes, M., and Mark Newitt (eds), Being a Chaplain. SPCK Library of Ministry (London: SPCK, 2011)
  3. Nash, Paul: Supporting Dying Children and their families (2013)
  4. Listening Well: The Art of Empathic Understanding (Paperback) by William R. Miller (2018).

Addition Recommended Reading material for levels 3 & 5

  • The Prodigal God: Recovering the heart of the Christian faith Paperback – Timothy Keller (2009)
  • A Grief Observed Readers’ Edition: With contributions from Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely – C.S. Lewis (2015)
  • Blue: A Memoir – Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland (2018)
  • Practical Theology: An Introduction Paperback – Richard Robert Osmer (2008)
  • Buckley, Anthony, Help, There’s a School in My Parish! Grove Education Series, 16 (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2013).
  • Legood, G. (ed.), Chaplaincy: The Church’s Sector Ministries (London: Cassell, 1999)
  • Morisy, A., Journeying Out: A new approach to Christian mission (London: Continuum, 2004)

Optional Advance reading

  1. Samuel, Julia, Grief Works (Penguin Random House UK 2018)
  2. Stanford Matthew S. Grace for the Afflicted (InterVarsity Press 2017)
  3. A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy Paperback – Martin Seeley John Caperon, Andrew Todd and James Walters (2017)
  4. Lyall, D., Integrity of Pastoral Care (London: SPCK, 2000)
  5. Swift, Christopher, Hospital Chaplaincy in the 21st Century: The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009).
  6. Stoter, D., Spiritual Aspects of Health Care (London: Mosby, 1995)
  7. Jones, Christopher and Peter Sedgwick, eds, The Future of Criminal Justice: Resettlement, Chaplaincy, and Community (London: SPCK, 2002).
  8. Mack, Ronald, The Basics of Hospital Chaplaincy: A Basic Introduction and Fundamental Guide to Hospital Chaplaincy (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2003)
  9. Torry, Malcolm, Bridgebuilders: Workplace Chaplaincy: A History (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2010).
  10. Cobb, M., The Hospital Chaplain’s Handbook: A Manual of Good Practice (London: Canterbury Press, 2005)

Source Material

  • On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families Paperback –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (2014)
  • Good Grief: Helping Groups of Children When a Friend Dies – Sandra Southerland Fox (2000)