Trauma-informed Ministry in a time of COVID

First published on: 28th July 2020

Trauma-informed Ministry in a time of COVID, delivered by the Tragedy and Congregations Team:

The Revd Dr Carla Grosch-Miller

The Revd Hilary Ison

Professor Christopher Southgate.

Since 2017 the team has delivered 20 training days in various settings for Anglican and URC groups. We have provided a range of resources as the COVID crisis has unfolded.We now offer half-day Zoom meetings with groups of 12 ministers. These will provide:

  • opportunities to articulate experience of the COVID crisis
  • a chance to make connections between these reactions and trauma theory
  • explorations of the dynamics of communities after a tragedy
  • biblical resources for addressing our current situation.

To book one or more meetings please contact Chris Southgate at c.c.b.southgate@ex.ac.uk

We normally ask a contribution of 100 per meeting towards staff costs, the rest of which are being met through a generous grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation. To see more of the groups work, look at the project book Tragedies and Christian Congregations: a practical theology of trauma (Routledge, 2019). This is also available from Professor Southgate (30 inc p&p).

Or look at our website tragedyandcongregations.org.uk for recent blogs and meditations.

This project has received funding from the Templeton World Charities Foundation Inc., and is now in receipt of a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation (in association with Sarum College).


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