For over 75 years, children and young people have enjoyed the special Great Wood Camp atmosphere. Since 2004, Great Wood Camp has had a part time Chaplain – now he is working for us full time!

An exciting ministry

Patrick Weld has been Great Wood Camp Chaplain since 2013, working on site with visiting schools and as an ambassador for Great Wood Camp to local churches, schools and youth groups.

Patrick has been appointed official chaplain in two local schools in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. One of the schools isn’t a Church school but has willingly accepted him as a Christian presence in their community. Patrick tailors the input for each school: taking assemblies; helping with activities; storytelling and sharing Jesus’ love with pupils and staff. He works one day a week in each school. This vital link enables Great Wood Camp to fulfil its vision of reaching beyond the boundaries of the site.

Chaplain on beachCan you help keep Patrick funded?

As the role of Great Wood Chaplain has expanded, it has been agreed that Bath and Wells Diocese will provide support, training and advice for this role.

Our commitment is to find £30,000 a year to fund the post. Can you help?

A donation will help the Chaplain’s ministry to flourish and can be made as a one-off gift or as a monthly standing order; details in the leaflet below. Thank you so much!

Download the 2019 Chaplain leaflet (PDF)