Toton Churches


Churches in Pastoral Partnership: What is CHIPPs?

CHIPPS logoCHIPPs is a pastoral training & support ministry designed to enable & equip Christians from local churches who care for others, both within their church and the wider community. We seek to do this by using soundly based practical teaching in line with God’s Word. The CHIPPs logo represents a linking of people across local churches, recognising that together we are stronger in our passion, mission and ministry as we express God’s love and compassion for all His people

Who are CHIPPs?

Core Members and Trainers 

FranFran BeedellFran is a recognised lay minister in Nottingham and Southwell Diocese and a former lay pastoral minister. She is also a music teacher in a local school and chair of the council of reference for Nottingham Youth for Christ. She worked for Christ Church Chilwell on their staff team from 2002 until she recently retired in December 2016.


ChrisChris Bassford: Chris had a teaching background before she became a Counsellor. She is a lay minister at St. Helen’s, Stapleford, co-ordinates pastoral care, is part of its Bereavement Support Team and oversees the welcome of newcomers.


SueSue Goring: Sue is the Pastoral co-ordinator at St Peter’s, Toton Churches, and a member of the Prayer Ministry Team. She has 25yrs experience as a Mental Health Nurse. Her passions are pastoral care, bereavement, supporting people with mental health issues, and equipping through training, others who seek to care.

Training through CHIPPs

CHIPPs Courses are open to all those involved in pastoral roles both within and outside their church communities.  

CHIPPs Training Saturday Workshops 

There are usually three Saturday Workshops per year, covering various topics related to the different aspects of pastoral care.

Faith in Seniors: What's age got to do with it?  

Saturday 3rd  March 2018  10am-4pm.  CHIPPs in partnership with the Pilgrim Friends Society.
 A one day workshop looking at the empowering ministry of senior members of our churches. St Helen's Church Hall Stapleford NG9 8FN. More information 

Called to Listen?                                                                

Saturday 9th June  10am-4pm  2018.  A one day workshop looking at listening skills & how to use them effectively. St Wilfred's Church Hall,  Wilford. NG11 7AJ

Pastoral Care & Creating a Pastoral Team

 Saturday October 6th  10am-4pm at Toton Methodist Church .  A Workshop looking at the basics of pastoral care and the process of setting up a Pastoral Team

For all enquiries & registration: Please contact Sue.