Project information


to provide Christian chaplaincy to the schools who come to Great Wood for outdoor education

January 2017 - December 2019

Charity information: The Great Wood Trust

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  • Need


    Ensuring children from state schools are given the opportunity to understand the Christian faith in an outdoor context.


    The provision of a chaplain who works alongside the school groups who come gives the schools an opportunity to access the provision of Christian assemblies and other educational input.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The teaching of the Christian faith


    » The provision of a suitably qualified additional staff member on site who is available to run assemblies and to role model Christian attitudes.

    What success will look like

    by feedback from schools and the somerset Authority centre who run the courses.

  • Impact


    We believe the Christian faith provides a foundation for a healthy life at all ages. People who have received instruction at Great Wood over the last 74 years testify to the difference it makes to their lives.


    Managing the appropriateness of the input of our chaplain is carried out by the field staff of the Somerset centre who use the site.

    Should personnel change, recruitment of a suitably qualified successor needs to be handled professionally. This we would do in consultation with the Somerset centre management, using their guidelines.


    by inviting tem to subscribe to our free regular news letter (email)

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 salary part time chaplaincy

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    individual donors £3,000 Guaranteed
    grants £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Great Wood Camp is located at Adscombe, near Nether Stowey in the Quantock hills in Somerset.


    All children attending outdoor education at Great Wood.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because we own the site where the outdoor education takes place.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Patrick Weld