Article by Malcolm Wilkes, Workplace Chaplain in the Redditch Town Centre Team Why I feel called to be a Chaplain? I was not so much called but coaxed by Dick, Faith at Work in Worcestershire, Development Officer. He drew my attention to his training flyer on the table near the church door and it developed … Continue reading Why I feel called to be a Chaplain?
Saturday 8th February 2020, 10am – 1.00pm at The Ark, Alvechurch, nr Redditch A morning sponsored by Faith at Work in Worcestershire, to raise awareness of the current issue of modern slavery and human trafficking. About this Event Modern slavery and exploitation is found throughout our economy, including in rural areas. This event will be … Continue reading Labour Exploitation & Modern Day Slavery Awareness Morning
The Christmas story is where God meets the world of work and our economy; from the shepherds at work in the fields, to the Innkeeper and his staff, and even the officials there in Bethlehem to conduct the census on which taxes would be based, so much part of our economy now as then. As … Continue reading The Christmas story comes to our workplace
Article by Barbara Pugh, Workplace Chaplain in the Kidderminster Team My introduction to Workplace Chaplaincy was many years ago when my late husband worked at the local crematorium. He came into contact with many clergy, and one of them was the local Industrial Chaplain. Although my husband did not talk about his job when he … Continue reading A personal journey into workplace chaplaincy
Slavery and Human Trafficking in our Economy Saturday 8th February 2020, 10am – 1.00pm at The Ark, Alvechurch, nr Redditch sponsored by Faith at Work in Worcestershire Cost: FREE. Booking essential via Eventbrite ‘Greening the Economy – the economy and its impact on the environment’ 30th March 2020, 10am – 3.00pm at The Ark, Alvechurch, … Continue reading Events coming up in Feb & March 2020
We have recently held a successful Chaplains' Training & Conference Morning. Our thanks go to the local businesses which allowed us to visit their premises and to find out a little more about them - Aileen & Duncan from Top Barn Produce, Will from Classic Bike Imports, Tasha from Chris Jones Leisure, Carl working with … Continue reading Chaplains’ Training & Conference Morning
at Worcester Cathedral, Sunday 6th October 2019 at 6:30pm Preacher: Revd Elizabeth Clark, National Rural Officer, Methodists & URC Church Collection in aid of the Royal Agriculture Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.).There will be light refreshments available in The Chapter House after the service.
There are many things that come to mind when a high-street “name” fails in the way Thomas Cook has done. But, in terms of the immediate impact, two things have struck me: Firstly, the brutal suddenness. I appreciate that the collapse was, “on the cards,” but it is still a shock when the final moment comes. Sarah … Continue reading A Reflection on the Thomas Cook Situation
What is it like working as a chaplain at the Livestock Market in Worcester? Read article by Canon Peter Lawrence who recently retired from his role as Chaplain to Worcester Livestock Market after many years of listening and sharing the concerns of the livestock farming community.
On a beautiful sunny day on the 3rd July, we welcomed visitors to the FWW Head Office at Top Barn Business Centre in Holt Heath. The office is very small, but ideal for the 2 employees who are based there. The show-around probably took a whole 10 secs! Refreshments were enjoyed and it was useful … Continue reading Drop-in day for friends, partners, chaplains & trustees