Building Blocks in Pastoral Care

Building Blocks in Pastoral Care

Are you seeking fresh insights about pastoral care? Wishing to build upon your existing knowledge and skills? Looking to build your confidence to provide effective pastoral care? Then this 6-week online course might be for you.

It is best suited to experienced Christian pastoral carers or for those who have completed the Foundations in Pastoral Care. If you have previously joined us for the 10-week Resourcing Pastoral Care Course, this new option provides additional learning to extend your practice as a pastoral carer. We would hope that you are actively involved in pastoral care and regularly encounter a range of pastoral needs as you care for others.

Each week provides an engaging range of activities such as teaching, group work, discussion, individual reflection and prayer to enable:

  • embedding of theory and practice through real scenarios
  • exploration of the complexities of commonly encountered pastoral situations
  • increased self-awareness and personal spiritual growth

Topics are many and varied; it is a full programme. We include advanced listening skills; the use of empathy, presence, scripture and prayer; pastoral care responses to loss, grief, suffering and their impact on the journey of faith; pastoral support during bereavement and mental health challenges; spiritual need; preparing ourselves for pastoral care; attending to our own wellbeing and faith journey.

Please note that some of the course content, e.g. loss and grief, could be potentially triggering. If you are unsure and would like to discuss before booking, please contact us at

Course dates

Wednesdays 2-4.15pm on 9 October, 16 October, 23 October and 6 November, 13 November, 20 November 2024.

Ticket options

Wednesday 9th Oct, 2024, 14:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 16th Oct, 2024, 14:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 23rd Oct, 2024, 14:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 6th Nov, 2024, 14:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 13th Nov, 2024, 14:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 20th Nov, 2024, 14:00 - 16:15

Building Blocks in Pastoral Care
Event booking details
9th Oct, 2024 14:00
20th Nov, 2024 16:15
Ticket options:
Building Blocks in Pastoral Care From £75.00
Additional information

Please note that the price specified is for one person to attend the course.

Please also note we do not offer refunds; in exceptional circumstances please email (this does not affect your statutory rights).