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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 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 a member of the Prayer Ministry Team at Toton Churches. 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

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven     (Ecclesiastes 3:1) 

The pastoral training and support ministry of CHIPPS Training Team has issued the following for your guidance:  

CHIPPs have been training pastoral visitors across the Southwell & Nottingham Diocese and beyond for over 10 years in it's present form. 
The above passage from Ecclesiastes has been shared at the beginning of our 'Called to Care' course over the years. 
As our personal and pastoral ministries have  changed, and with these verses in mind the Team have been prayerfully considering the future ministry of CHIPPs, over the last year. The Team being open to what God is calling them to do training wise.                                            

The outcome of our prayers are thus; instead of the CHIPPs Team planning and presenting give training  topics, they will be open to respond to the needs of churches/individuals who request specific pastoral training input, tailored to their personal needs, in connection with their Ministers & PCC. 
We really want to say a heartfelt 'thank you' to all of you who have come and supported us over the years, particular those who have been so faithful in helping us practically.

We pray that along the way we have succeeded in our initial remit, to enable pastoral visitors to be more professionally and practically equipped, and to be more confident and valued in their pastoral ministry.  Praying that in doing so, those in our churches and wider community will have a clearer knowledge and practical awareness of the reality of Christ's love in action for them.

Chris, Fran & Sue.

For all enquiries please contact Sue.