Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK (WCM UK) is a registered charity, number 1092245. It was previously known as the Industrial Mission Association, founded in 1959, and has maintained an uninterrupted and vital church presence in workplaces. WCM UK is a members’ network of  practitioners engaged in workplace chaplaincy across the UK. We support Chaplaincy Teams and Individual Chaplains, with resources, networking, conferences and training. We can advise churches, chaplains and workplaces in good chaplaincy practice. The charity also promotes the role of Workplace Chaplaincy as a form of ecumenical outreach for the Christian Churches of the UK and work alongside other types of Chaplaincy. We are associated with Churches Together in England. A Board of Trustees drawn from the membership of the Network and known as the National Executive Committee (NEC), runs the charity. The current members of the NEC are:
  • Dick Johnson, (team leader of Faith at Work in Worcestershire) – Moderator
  • Lisa Thomas, (team leader of IBEX & chaplaincy lead for Winchester Diocese) – Treasurer
  • Alex Gowing-Cumber, (Essex & East London Chaplaincy)
  • Bill Mash, (former team leader of the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission)
  • Phillip Jones, (supporter and former industrial chaplain, now based in Stoke)
  • Mark Ball, (Retail lead for the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy)
  • Robert Jones, (team leader of Chaplaincy for Banbury)

Key contacts

The network is run by the contributions of team leaders and individuals throughout the country. However you may wish to contact one of the key contacts below in the first instance who may then be able to put you in contact with your local WCM UK team leader.

Revd Dick Johnson

Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas