Since Phil Metcalf started in his new role as West Midlands FE Chaplaincy Ambassador in January 2018, there have been significant developments in promoting new Further Education chaplaincies.
Phil is currently working with 14 FE Colleges with the potential to have 33 different campuses offering chaplaincy. There has been a very positive response to Phil’s initial research indicating that there is an open door in many FE Colleges wanting to explore chaplaincy support.
As at October 2018, three new FE campuses have welcomed new chaplains with more than 20 additional campuses exploring the possibility.
If you belong to a local church with an FE College nearby or if you work in an FE college and you would like to find out more about the support Phil can offer, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the St Peter’s Saltley Trust website.
Phil is particularly interested in hearing from any churches or individuals in and around the Matthew Boulton FE college in Birmingham. If you have an interest in exploring chaplaincy or know of someone in your church who could offer support, please let Phil know.