The worldwide support network for non-religious chaplains

The support we provide

We provide a range of support for Humanist Chaplains. When you join the Humanist Chaplaincy Network you become a member of a vibrant community of Humanists who share ideas and knowledge for the greater good. Detailed below are ways we help.

Training in Humanism

All volunteers must be active Humanists, but if you feel that you need to extend your knowledge in Humanism, our One Life course will bring you up to speed. We run full training at our Sunrise Conference but you can also attend the course at a local group or work through the course independently.

Training in Chaplaincy

Our previous in-person training at Sunrise Conference has now been replaced with our online Humanist Chaplaincy Level 1 qualification. This course is delivered remotely and is self-paced so you can study at a time that suits you.


Additional resources are provided along with our training, including our book Humanist Chaplaincy by Dr. Gijsbert Stoet that will help you with the practical issues of practising as a chaplain.


We believe that Humanists have an important role in chaplaincy provision. We advocate for an inclusive society where Humanists sit alongside other faiths and beliefs in providing pastoral care to those who need it.