The Bishop of Lichfield, Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave has been getting a good taste of Workplace Chaplaincy Mission at Marston’s Banks’ Brewery in Wolverhampton.
The Revd Bill Mash, Marston’s Chaplain, together with CEO Ralph Findlay and Beer Company MD Richard Westwood gave the Bishop a tour around Banks’ Brewery and the new head office.
Bill, who is the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission (BCUIM) team leader, wonders if he is the only brewery chaplain in the country?
CEO Ralph Findlay said it was “a pleasure to welcome the Bishop here and to see Bill working with a business in the community. Bill is a great addition to our business and we look forward to continue to work with him for many years to come”.
Bishop Michael also appreciates Chaplaincy Mission: “It was great to meet workers at Marston’s and see the crucial chaplaincy work that Black Country Urban Industrial Mission are involved in here”.
“Chaplains work on the frontline in factories, businesses, hospitals, schools and many other places throughout our large and varied diocese. They offer a listening ear and support which organisations say plays a significant role in the wellbeing of staff.
“The number of chaplains, whether clergy or lay people, is growing all the time and today’s visit reinforces their importance to the wider church and the people they serve.”