We are offering a course for groups of ministers on Zoom

Trauma-informed Ministry

in a time of COVID


delivered by the Tragedy and Congregations Team


The Revd Dr Carla Grosch-Miller

The Revd Hilary Ison

Professor Christopher Southgate


Since 2017 the team has delivered 20 training days in various settings for Anglican and URC groups. We have provided a range of resources as the COVID crisis has unfolded.

We now offer half-day Zoom meetings with groups of 12 ministers. These will provide:

  • opportunities to articulate experience of the COVID crisis
  • a chance to make connections between these reactions and trauma theory
  • explorations of the dynamics of communities after a tragedy
  • biblical resources for addressing our current situation

To book one or more meetings please contact Chris Southgate at

We normally ask a contribution of £100 per meeting towards staff costs. Please let us know if this extent of contribution is a problem. To see more of the group’s work, look at the project book Tragedies and Christian Congregations: a practical theology of trauma (Routledge, 2019). This is also available from Professor Southgate (£30 p&p).

This project has received funding from the Templeton World Charities Foundation Inc., and is now in receipt of a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation (in association with Sarum College).