(Formerly The Industrial Mission Association)
Supporting Workplace Chaplaincy Mission across the UK
Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK (WCMUK) is a British network of over 300 practitioners engaged in workplace chaplaincy mission. It has its roots in the Industrial Mission Association, founded in 1959. A map of some of the locations of our member Chaplaincies can be found here.
Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK supports Chaplaincy Teams, and Individual Chaplains, with resources, networking, conferences and training. The association also promotes the role of Workplace Chaplaincy as a form of outreach to the Christian Churches of the UK. We can advise churches, chaplains and workplaces in good chaplaincy practice.
Are you a Church member wanting to start Workplace Chaplaincy with support from other chaplains nearby?
Are you an individual, business or church looking for a chaplain?
Are you a workplace chaplain looking for resources?
Are you a Christian looking deeper to see the link between faith and work?
Workplace Chaplaincy Mission typically provides a workplace with pastoral care, a sense of community, an independent perspective and linkage to local groups. Chaplaincies respect faith differences and do not attempt to proselytise. This is a ministry authorised by churches, but based in different host organisations.
Membership of our organisation is open to all people engaged in workplace chaplaincy mission and those interested in supporting our activities. Membership enables full access to our resources, Insurance cover, our network and IMAgenda Magazine.
We have members from all reaches of the Christian Church are found in various workplaces: eg retail, transport, industry (SME, heavy industrial, motor, energy, science and research), as well as in the service sector (eg public sector, sport and leisure, HM Courts service, Fire and Rescue and Police Services), social enterprises and in some education areas (eg Further Education). Many chaplains are also involved with the Civic Centres of towns and cities and also with social, economic and faith regeneration projects.
We relate to national church representatives and other networks of chaplains – e.g. Armed Services, Universities, and Hospitals. Increasingly we work alongside Chaplains of other faiths. The Association is a resource for the wider Church and Society, as it engages with issues associated with working and economic life of the nation. We can support churches wishing to develop the faithful life of Christians at work.
The Industrial Mission Association (the organisation promoting WCMUK) has maintained an uninterrupted and vital church presence in workplaces throughout the UK for over 65 years, and continues to do so today.
Below is a video explaining a bit more about one of the chaplaincies we support Swindon Commercial Chaplaincy