Black Country Urban Industrial Mission

BCUIM is a team of chaplains, from a number of Christian churches, offering support to businesses and their employees through regular visits to workplaces in the Black Country.

It's part of our role as we seek to connect the church with the economy of the area. In communities of rich diversity, we are there for people of all faiths and none. 

The working world is continuously changing, but the Black Country still has a higher proportion of people employed in advanced manufacturing than any other area of the country. Much of the heavy industry of the past may have gone, but work has a vital place in the lives of the people of the area. 

Drawing alongside people in their work expresses our faith that God is to be found in the creativity and the interactions of the workplace. Faith helps many people lead fulfilled and meaningful lives. That’s what guides us as we seek to contribute to the sustainability and development of the area. We see hope for the future, and encourage people to play their part in realising it.

What is BCUIM?

BCUIM (Black Country Urban Industrial Mission) is a partnership between

  • the Anglican dioceses of Lichfield & Worcester
  • the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury and Birmingham Methodist Districts
  • the URC West Midlands Synod and
  • the Heart of England Baptist Association

With the support of 

  • the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham &
  • Central England Quakers

We aim to bring values of God's Kingdom to everyday life by 

  • being alongside people at work...
  • promoting faith for work...
  • empowering and transforming urban communities...
  • challenging world values and being a prophetic voice to both Church and World

Find out more about the work of BCUIM on their website and follow them on Twitter.


Page last updated: 25th June 2020 7:01 PM
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