The MFGHC is a unique forum bringing together diverse faith representatives in a common cause and out of a sense of true friendship and respect; representatives of those well established chaplaincy agencies to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for promoting and developing the concept of multi-faith chaplaincy; and representation from the South Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority which has strategic responsibility for NHS chaplaincy provision, and which is generously sponsoring this conference.
In closing these remarks, I wish to pay tribute to all those who have supported and sustained our development to the stage we are now. Particularly, Bishop Hewlett Thompson who chaired the inaugural conference in 1997 and enabled the working party to start; Barney Leith who lead us so strongly through our formation period and who contributes a note about our history to this review; and, finally, to all those unsung healthcare chaplains who have striven to ensure that their patients and staff of all faiths have been able to receive the chaplaincy-spiritual healthcare appropriate to them. All these are in our hearts as we go forward into our second biennial period. – less–ZoomInfo