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Revd Paul Nash

Tutor, MCYM
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Revd Paul Nash is Senior Chaplain at Birmingham Children's Hospital and a part time tutor at the Midlands CYM. Ordained in 1997, he served his curacy in the multi-cultural parish of Aston in Birmingham and before that worked in a range of roles for Youth for Christ including on their National Leadership Team. He has a particular interest in theological reflection, spiritual care and medical ethics (he is vice chair of BCH's clinical ethics committee).  He takes the lead on chaplaincy modules for CYM.  He co-founded and co-convenes the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network ( and is Director of Red Balloon Resources which publishes in the field of paediatric spiritual and religious care.  He speaks at conferences nationally and internationally on issues relating to paediatric chaplaincy.  He is a Trustee of Beyond the Horizon a local charity dealing in loss and bereavement in children and young people. 

Paul founded and convenes the Grove Youth Series and contributed What Theology for Youth Work? to the series.  His publications include Skills for Collaborative Ministry with Sally and Jo, Tools for Reflective Ministry with Sally, Supporting Dying Children and Their Families, all published by SPCK.  In 2015 he is publishing books on Multifaith care with sick and dying children and their families and Spiritual Care for sick children and young people, both co-authored with colleagues at BCH.   Paul is a qualified Myers Briggs Practitioner and is involved in spiritual direction, vocation and ministry support including being a Ministerial Review Facilitator for Birmingham Diocese. The Chaplaincy Team Paul leads were filmed by BBC 2 for a 6 part series Children’s Hospital:  The Chaplains first shown in autumn 2014.

In his spare time he is a keen golfer who represents the Church of England nationally and is a Chelsea supporter!  Follow Sally and Paul's blog at 

Revd Paul Nash MA (Theological Reflection and Adult Education), MA (Chaplaincy, Professional Practice and Practical Theology. 


Revd Paul Nash MA, PGCHCC