Spiritual Care Australia
National website
ACT Branch
Phone (02) 6283 4907 (bh) or 0420 322 240  
Address ACT Branch SCA
PO Box 5748
Hughes ACT 2605
Executive Committee Members
President Kathryn Clark
Vice President Chris Murray
Secretary Sue Miller 
Treasurer Susan Henderson
Publicity Sue Miller
Committee Members

Jean Shannon
Mary Waterford

Spiritual Care AustraliaSpiritual Care Australia, ACT Branch
Purposes Spiritual Care Australia has the following objectives to:

Promote fellowship amongst its members;
Arrange periodic conferences;
Strengthen understanding among chaplains and others of the aims and functions of chaplaincy;
Conduct and encourage research in areas relating to chaplaincy;
Encourage education and maintain standards in pastoral care;
Conduct other activities related to chaplaincy as it sees fit.

Membership The following are entitled to apply for membership of the Association:

Chaplains and Pastoral Care Practitioners who are ministering in agencies, institutions and areas which are acceptable for this purpose by the Association and whose chaplaincy ministries are endorsed by their respective Church authorities.
Membership is annual for the financial year by payment of the prescribed membership fee. The final date for payment of the membership fee is 30th June.

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Pastoral Care Practitioner Continuing Education
Objective for the Continuing Education Program is to encourage and empower each other within a caring ministry, to provide best practice in clinical pastoral care and to aspire to our full potential.
Meetings The ACT Branch meets usually on the second Thursday of each month at Hughes Baptist Church {Groom Street, Hughes} for a Professional Development seminar for members and friends, starting with afternoon tea from 3:45 to 4:15 pm and followed by our meeting, closing by 5:45 pm. (Some exceptions regarding meeting place and times are noted below.)



Meetings Dates & Topics


2016 SCA Education Program
Date/Location Event
1-4 May
Bayview on the Park
52 Queens Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Spiritual Care Australia Conference
Inspiration in Diversity: The shifting sands of spiritual care
12 May Pathways to Meditation
Tenpa Benjanke Dium and Rod & Susan Page
9 June Narratives in Pastoral Care and Humanism
13 August
Quiet Day
Session 1: Art Therapy – Colleen
Session 2: Greg St John and Katrina
8 September Why Do Scientists Pray?
Richard Bramley, Doug
27 October – Pastoral Care Day
Southern Cross Club Jamison

The Fine Art of Pastoral Identity
Doug Purnell

10 November Mystery of Silence
John Bunya
8 December
Birrigai Café (IRT Kangara Waters)
2 Joy Cummings Place
Belconnen ACT 2617
Breakfast gathering (End of year function)


Continuing Education Committee

Member Contact details
Jean Shannon 0418 213 073
Chris Murray 0433 322 206
Kathryn Clark 0420 322 240

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