Sikh group welcomes 100 volunteers to chaplaincy

The UK Sikh Healthcare chaplaincy group, a charity that exists to support chaplaincy provision in the United Kingdom for Sikhs has recruited over 100 volunteers to its ranks in 2012.

Throughout 2012, the group launched a project to engage with Gurdwaras and community members across the country to find volunteers for chaplaincy.  In September, the group announced they had now received over 100 names and were planning on a major drive to place these volunteers in hospitals across the country.

Welcoming the success of the project, Sital Singh Maan, Chair of the UK Sikh Healthcare chaplaincy group said "We've been working on chaplaincy provision for over 10 years and currently have over 50 Sikh chaplains active in the UK. A small proportion of these are paid by the NHS, but the vast majority are volunteers. Our recent drive to find more people has been successful but we still need more names to fill the vast gaps that we have as a community in hospitals across the country".

Sikhs interested in becoming chaplains should contact visit the website www.sikhchaplaincy.org.uk or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

The group plans to bring awareness of their services by advertising in the Indian papers "The Panjab Times" and "Des Pardes" as well as Indian Radio and TV channels.  We will also be holding a series of information days and place newly recruited chaplains in 2013 to their nearest Hospitals.  We are keen to hear from more volunteers.

National Sikh Chaplaincy Day 5-18 November 2012

The Day of Prayer will take place in the week between 5th to 18th November 2012, when we will be asking representatives from the local Sikh Community to conduct a half an hour of Waheguru’s Simran or Chaupai Sahib’s Prayer followed by Ardaas at the local hospital. The prayer is for all those, of any faith, race, gender or creed and it is hoped that this national prayer will help to ease the suffering and speedy recovery of those in hospitals across the country. The Sikh faith has a long tradition of inter-faith work, and the UK Sikh Healthcare Chaplaincy Group wishes to co-ordinate the Day of Prayer so that we can help to support greater participation and recruitment of members of the Sikh faith as chaplain volunteers.

Please see the poster for further details.

 

Training Bulletin 47

Please see September Training Bulletin (PDF).

The National prayer day report for 2011

The UK Sikh Healthcare chaplaincy group organised a day of prayer during the week 14-20 November 2011
in UK hospitals aimed at promoting community links between the NHS and the Sikh community with the help 
of the Sikh Chaplains and members of the Sikh community from various Gurdwaras. The prayers in
 hospitals across the country were held for the well-being, recovery of those who are currently in hospital
 regardless of faith, race or gender.  Attached are the reports from the day.

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National Sikh Chaplaincy Day 1-5 November 2010

The UK Sikh Healthcare chaplaincy group organised a day of prayer during the week 1-5 November 2010 in UK hospitals aimed at promoting community links between the NHS and the Sikh community with the help of the Sikh Chaplains and members of the Sikh community from various Gurudwaras. The prayers in hospitals across the country were held for the well-being, recovery of those who are currently in hospital regardless of faith, race or gender.

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