Next course: Starts Monday 30th May, 1:00pm -2:30pm

and continues on the following 4 Mondays at the same time. The final session is a practical one visiting alongside an existing workplace chaplain and that will be arranged nearer the time for each course attendees, according to locality.

Online training course

For to anyone (lay or ordained), who may be thinking of becoming a workplace chaplain or who wishes to know more about this important ministry in reaching out and offering support to people in their place of work. You do NOT have to be a member of WCM UK to attend.

Workplace Chaplaincy teams are encouraged to use this course as basic training for all new chaplains, for those enquiring about chaplaincy, or for current chaplains who might benefit from a short refresher course.

The 6-session course will be held online via Zoom and will be repeated regularly, roughly every six months.

This course will equip you with the skills to become a workplace chaplain offering care, support and encouragement to those at work, providing an introduction to workplace chaplaincy from a Christian viewpoint.

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.

The 6 sessions cover:

  1. Why be a workplace chaplain?
  2. The chaplain as presence and pastor
  3. Understanding the context of chaplaincy
  4. The chaplain as critical friend
  5. Chaplaincy and the church
  6. Visit – Organising for chaplaincy. Where feasible this final session will be held in person as a visit to a local piece of chaplaincy where course participants will have the chance to meet chaplains and visit with them. Where this is not possible a similar meeting with a chaplain will be arranged online.

The cost of the 6-week course will be £50:00 per person.

The course outline and dates for the latest course can be found here.

(Please get in touch if the cost is a barrier to joining in, as we do not wish to exclude anyone due to affordability.)

If you would like to discuss this course further please email or phone 07946 655450.

This course is being run by WORKPLACE CHAPLAINCY MISSION UK.

To register your interest in the course, please complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss possible dates:

For teams who wish to deliver the Introduction Course themselves…


We can advise Workplace Chaplaincy Teams on how to:

  • set up a Workplace Chaplaincy
  • organise a Chaplaincy Team
  • train volunteers for Chaplaincy

A sample of our Training Course for Chaplaincy Volunteers is available here

Please email Revd Dick Johnson to be sent the full course material.