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Workplace Chaplaincy: supporting businesses and organisations in Nottingham City Centre

Monday 15th October, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

by Reverend Rachel Shock | tags: , , ,

The church has a long history of supporting people where ever they are. Indeed, most people will be familiar with the concept of chaplaincy and may have come across it in education, hospitals or even the armed forces.

Chaplaincy is not about religion or denomination but addresses the growing understanding within a predominantly secular society that all life has a moral and spiritual dimension, however that is expressed. The focus is about caring for the whole person.

Here in Nottingham the church has been offering pastoral support in the workplace for very nearly 25 years. This is done through Workplace Chaplains who provide impartiality and an outside perspective for those members of staff, whether senior management or apprentice, in public or private sectors, that require to have that in the setting of their daily work.

Chaplaincy in the workplace provides an opportunity for people to know someone is there for them when they need it, particularly when it is of a personal nature.

Many enlightened employers recognise that the Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy has a crucial role to play in offering confidential pastoral support to staff. They have chosen to allow the chaplaincy to provide informal and confidential support to staff within a structured visiting programme and to give advice at all levels if needed. They know the chaplain will make time and space for concerns to be heard.

The Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy, which is Ecumenical, is funded by employers, the Church of England diocese and the city centre parish of St Peter, St Mary and All Saints’. There is one paid chaplain and six trained volunteer chaplains. It is managed by The Workplace Chaplaincy Council whose members include people from the business community and the church.

What is Workplace Chaplaincy?

Most businesses recognise people as their most important asset. Good businesses invest significantly in the welfare of their employees, ensuring they are trained, resourced, motivated and managed to do their job. But work is only a part of any individual’s life. Workplace performance will always be influenced by what else is going on in each person’s life. Good managers recognise this.

Support Offered by the chaplains

• visiting workplaces and informal chats
• individual support by appointment
• practical support and advice at times of change
• advice on CV writing, interview techniques, etc.
• helping humanise the workplace
• work is a significant area of life - when we are at work it is hard to leave problems, stresses and big questions at home.

How Can We Help?

The Chaplaincy team is here to listen and can signpost to other help. We have the backup of a team of specialists in their field. For support on both personal and business issues to share in your joys and anxieties particularly for issues with:

• Bereavement
• Debt
• Redundancy
• Looking for a job
• Interviews
• Workplace matter
• Relationships
• Health
• Change
• Stress
• Loneliness
• The meaning and purpose of life
• Or feeling that you just can’t cope

For More Information:

Contact Revd Rachel Shock
St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s Centre
Nottingham NG1 2NW
Tel 0115 948 3658

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