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.

Pastoral Care & Creating a Pastoral Team

 Saturday 10th November 2018  10am-2pm at St Helen's, Stapleford NG9 8FN .  A Workshop looking at the basics of pastoral care and the process of setting up a Pastoral Team.  More information here.

Bereavement and Loss

 Saturday February 9th 2019 10am-4pm Toton Methodist Church NG9 6GA.

In Churches Too – Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse 

 Saturday May 11th 2019  9.30-12.30pm Toton Methodist Church NG9 6GA.   In partnership with Southwell & Nottingham Diocese Safeguarding Team. 
To enable participants to gain insight into the nature of domestic abuse, the churches response, how it impacts on children and what we can do about it. 

Mental Health Matters

 Saturday October 5th 2019 10am-4pm at Toton Methodist Church NG9 6GA

For all enquiries & registration: Please contact Sue.