Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK (WCM UK) is a registered charity (Charity number 1092245).

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 over 500 practitioners engaged in workplace chaplaincy mission 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.

Membership is by paying an annual membership fee and can be for individuals or teams.

A Board of Trustees of the charity are elected from the membership and is known as the National Executive Committee (NEC). The chair of the NEC is also elected by the membership and serves for three years.

The current members of the NEC are:

Dick Johnson, (team leader – Faith at Work in Worcestershire) – Moderator

Lisa Thomas, (team leader – Winchester City Centre Chaplaincy & IBEX) – Treasurer 

Bill Mash, (team member – Black Country Urban Industrial Mission)

Phillip Jones, (supporter and previous team leader now based in Stoke)

Fiona Stewart-Darling, (team leader – Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy)

Mark Ball, (joint team leader – Kent Industrial Mission)

Alex Gowing-Cumber, (team leader – Essex & East London Chaplaincy)

Robert Jones, (team leader – Chaplaincy for Banbury)

Christopher Lewis, (chaplain in Swansea & Chair of Baptist Union Chaplaincy Forum) – Observer

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



Alison Sandham

Communications & Administrator