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APSE 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference

For those engaged in: - Local church ministry - Reflective practice - Chaplaincy - Ministerial training and development - Spiritual direction

Aim of the conference

AFTER 10 years this is an opportunity to revisit and revision our theory and practice of pastoral supervision and education. This will be achieved by the Revd Dr Michael Paterson addressing conference on his current understanding and practice and by us having time to reflect on his talks as well as by us using network groups to discuss and share our own thinking and practice. The feedback from the groups will be collated and published for APSE to be a resource to members in order to share and use in the future. There will also be time for quiet reflection in the sanctuary space.

Keynote Speaker

Revd Dr Michael Paterson APSE founder member Michael is also the founding Director of the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice. He is an Anglican priest, psychotherapist, pastoral supervisor and trainer based in Fife, Scotland. Michael is consultant to the NHS Education for Scotland Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Unit and non-executive director of a charity for looked after children. He is course director for professional training in supervision in Scotland and a frequent conference speaker and workshop leader. His doctoral thesis examined the multiple identities of practitioners operating on the edges of professional praxis using performance ethnography and other creative forms of reflection on practice. His publications include Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook with Jane Leach, and Empowering Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Context with Jessica Rose. In addition he sits on the editorial boards of Practical Theology and the Journal of Health and Social Care. 

Conference timings

Tuesday, June 25th: Noon, arrival and registration 

Wednesday June 26th: 4pm, Conference closes 


The programme will include:

• Keynote addresses by the Revd Dr Michael Paterson 

• Reflective groups for discussion and networking about pastoral supervision and education 

• The launch of Michael's new book 

• A celebration meal 

• A sanctuary space for quiet and prayer 

• Time to relax in the spa or bar 


As this is the 10th Anniversary conference we have chosen a hotel option. The conference talks, groups and sanctuary space, along with main meals will take place at the Lancaster House Hotel on the campus of the University of Lancaster. Staying at the hotel also provides the option of enjoying full spa facilities plus having breakfast at the hotel. 

Booking information

Staying at the hotel: Those choosing this option will have breakfast in the hotel. 

* Early bird offer — book before 31st January, 2019, and the cost will be £240 which includes annual APSE membership. After 31st January, 2019, the cost will rise to £285 which includes annual APSE membership. 

* Note: Hotel rooms will be held until 31st January, 2019. 

Staying in alternative accommodation: This is available in purpose-built guest rooms on the North Campus with adjacent parking. Breakfast for those who book one of the guest rooms will be available in a dining room near to the guest room accommodation (and NOT the hotel). There is a 10-15 minute walk to the conference centre but those attending may drive to a car park nearer to the conference suite. * Early bird offer — book before 31st January, 2019, £200 which includes annual APSE membership. • Book after 31st January, 2019, £240 which includes annual APSE membership. 


Meals: The cost includes two lunches, the celebratory meal and breakfast. Please state on the booking form if you have any special dietary needs. 

Car parking: Whether you book a room in the hotel or a room in the guest accommodation you will be given a parking permit which will give access to parking on both sites. 

Download your booking form: Visit www.pastoralsupervision.org.uk/conference

Download Conference Booklet