Shaking Hands

Chaplaincy

Transforming Work

"The Lord God placed the person in the Garden of Eden to work it and watch over it."
(Genesis 2:15)

"Humanity’s worst enemy is fear of work"
(Anon)

Our churches and chaplains collaborate with Churches and Industry Group Birmingham and Solihull (www.cigb.org.uk) to empower working lives and to drive for a faithful economy. This is mainly through our 50 volunteers who have a heart for service in places like shops, factories and offices and a number of parish priests also include such prophetic roles in their ministry.

We are in action in areas like Handsworth, Small Heath, Solihull, Birmingham Airport, Longbridge and the City Centre; and provide inspirational worship and training materials for churches across the Diocese.

We develop projects with ecumenical colleagues (eg. helping people into work and manage money). CIGB gives regular training for fresh volunteer chaplains (email Peter Sellick) and links us to useful partner organisations such as:

Chaplaincy Plus

Faith in Business

Industrial Mission Association

We are also helping to shape business and finance ‘corporate social responsibility’ with:

Aston University Business School

Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility