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Exploring what it means to be a pastoral companion.

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Book Michael for an Event


Although retired, Michael is committed to promoting good practice in pastoral care, and undertakes a limited number of engagements each year to that end.


You might, for example, want him to


  • Deliver a day’s training for a pastoral team

  • Contribute a session to a minister’s study day

  • Participate in a Summer School or other conference

  • Be a visiting speaker for a group of pastoral students

  • Work with a group of staff in a different discipline - teachers, managers, health and social care professionals etc. – to help them relate creatively to their pupils, colleagues or service users


Whatever the specific event, if it’s about pastoral care in itself or perhaps the pastoral dimensions of other activities, Michael would be very pleased to hear from you.


Each session is specifically planned with the client group and its particular needs in mind.

Course materials for each event are prepared and provided by Michael, based around his book, Being There: The Healing Power of Presence.

Copies of Being There will be available for purchase on the day by any who wish to read/study further. Please email Michael to enquire about this.


Forthcoming Events


Events where Michael is appearing will be posted below.