The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, produces a monthly newsletter. If you are interested in what the Institute and its students (including our own Don Grant) have been up to, you can read all about it October 2018 News from SEI.
On 10th September eight Placement Supervisors (pictured above) gathered the for a day’s training. Placements are an integral part of the Reflective Practice modules which all students take every year of the course.
Final year students are placed with a congregation for the entire academic year, and study the exercise of pastoral care in that setting; second year students can opt to do their placement in a social care agency, mission setting, chaplaincy or church, depending on their particular vocation. First year students undertake a placement with Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland, shadowing local WPCS Chaplains in retail centres, emergency services and businesses across Scotland.