Minstry and ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The day is for Clergy, Readers and RPA’s, others in pastoral ministry
Aims: Awareness of CFS/M.E:
Definition of CFS/M.E & of Chronic illness
Tools to create awareness in your own context for your congregation, parishes etc.
Explore what it might mean to be an accessible church to those living with invisible illness/ disability linking with the 5 marks of mission
For those with CFS/M.E (Congregations/ Parishes, etc.)
Supporting colleagues with CFS/M.E
Lessons learnt for all in ministry
Outline for the day: In the morning we will look at what M.E is. Debbie and Diane will share their own experiences of CFS/ME.
We will explore accessible church.
In the afternoon we will explore supporting Colleagues with CFS/M.E.
Lessons learnt for all in ministry including theological reflection and implications.
Debbie Coyne & Dianne Gamble are both clergy in the Diocese of York with first-hand experience of CFS/ME
Further details from Revd Andrew De Smet (Pastoral Care Adviser)