A workplace chaplain will listen, befriend and engage with individuals
and businesses.

Workplace Chaplaincy is the church in action in the economy, putting faith into action to support others and change the world, one conversation at a time.

Workplace chaplains visit people at work, in a great range of industries and workplaces.  Chaplains are motivated by their faith in God who cares and wills all things be transformed and renewed by His love and life. By this simple ministry of presence chaplains seek to promote work practices which are fair, equitable, sustainable and give dignity to all. A chaplain questions, celebrates, encourages and cares for all they meet, whether or not they are people of faith. 

Most workplace chaplains are volunteers who give a few hours a week, visiting a number of local workplaces regularly. Chaplains usually work in local teams, which are invariably ecumenical, with chaplains drawn from a range of churches. 

To find out which teams operate in your area click below.

Hear what chaplains have to say

As a chaplain in the workplace I can be Christ’s hands & feet to people in the families where many spend most of their waking hours.

As a chaplain I can take Christ back to many who no longer trust ‘church’ but who still need His love.

In the last year a chaplain present in Hi-vis has said far more about Christ to essential workers than when they see locked churches.”

David Slater

Joint Lead – Kent Emergency Chaplains Scheme
Hon. Secretary & Joint Lead Chaplain – Kent Workplace Mission-charity no. 1105783
Chaplain to the Port of Dover
Chaplain to the Channel Tunnel Company

Being a chaplain has made me more aware of the problems facing shopkeepers in difficult times. We play an important role in being there to listen to what is happening to them. “

Anne Barrett

Retail Chaplain

‘Christian ministry is not about retreat from life as it’s lived, workplace chaplaincy is about real life.” “

Chris Lewis

Chaplain in Swansea & Chair of Baptist Union Chaplaincy Forum

• I describe my role in airport chaplaincy as “Loving the airport on God’s behalf”.

• The strangest question you can ask a chaplain is, “What are you going to do today?”, because you never know what opportunities God will put in your path.

• As a workplace chaplain, you will have “talking days”, when you have meaningful conversations with people, and “non-talking days”, where nobody wants to speak with you. This is normal! You keep showing up, and the conversations will come.”

Moira Biggins

Rev Dr Moira Biggins,
East Midlands Airport Chaplaincy Team