Faith at Work

Faith at Work in Worcestershire (FWW) is a Christian Charity which works to bring a Christian perspective to the world of work across Worcestershire.

In one form or another the churches of the county have supported this work of Mission in the Economy for more than 50 years. Core to this work has always been chaplaincy to those at work.  

 

FWW is an ecumenical charity supported by the:

  • The Diocese of Worcester
  • Heart of England Baptist Association
  • The Methodist Church (Districts & Connexion)
  • Kidderminster Industrial Chaplaincy
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham
  • United Reformed Church, West Midlands Synod
  • Many local churches and individuals.

Faith at Work works closely with similar teams in the Black Country (BCUIM), Birmingham (Churches and Industry Group, Birmingham and Solihull) and Warwickshire (Workcare).

Faith at Work in Worcestershire encourages local chaplaincy by Associate Chaplains, lay and ordained.

The role of the workplace chaplain is to reflect God’s love and concern in places of employment and commerce and come alongside people as they go about the joys and frustrations of daily working life. A chaplain’s role is to get outside the church and meet people where they are, in the midst of life – and there is no more vital context for such an encounter as where people work.

Chaplains commit to regularly visiting a particular workplaces, once every 3 to 4 weeks. Or they might visit small businesses in a particular location, such as a shopping centre, high street or business park. There are also chaplain supporters who provide prayer support. From experience, it has been found that chaplaincy works best when chaplains are working alongside other chaplains as part of a local team. This provides support and encouragement for chaplains and helps with the organisation of training. Teams are usually drawn from different local churches of different denominations. Chaplaincy is ecumenism in action.

Interested in becoming a Chaplain or for more information on the Faith at Work team and its work visit their website, read their latest news and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


Faith at Work in Worcestershire is a Registered Charity, number: 1176881


Page last updated: 25th June 2020 6:57 PM
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