In Chaplaincy Ministry and the Mission of the Church, Victoria Slater explores the significance of chaplaincy for the mission and ministry of the contemporary Church. She discusses the reasons for the recent growth in new chaplaincy roles in the contemporary cultural and church context and provides a theological rationale for chaplaincy along with practical suggestions for the development and support of chaplaincy practice. The book provides conceptual clarity about what chaplaincy actually is and will move beyond the common polarisation of chaplaincy and Church to position chaplaincy as a distinctive form of ministry with its own identity and integrity that, together with other forms of ministry, makes a significant contribution to the mission of the Church.
Victoria Slater is a practical and pastoral theologian and Anglican priest, who has spent nearly 20 years working as a Healthcare Chaplain in both Acute and End of Life Care. In 2014 she returned to practice in the NHS providing spiritual and pastoral care within cancer services whilst continuing her interest in research, writing and professional development.