The official support network for Christian officers and civilian staff within Merseyside Police.
Merseyside Police Chaplaincy Service is led by Fiona Pennie.
Formed in July 2011 at the request of Chief Constable Jon Murphy, the Merseyside Police Chaplaincy team is made up of 12 volunteer Chaplains, nine of which are local religious leaders and three serving police officers. The service is also multi-faith and includes a Muslim and a Jewish chaplain, as well as Chaplains representing a cross-section of Christian traditions. Committed as we are to diversity and inclusion, there is a Chaplain dedicated to this task.
In addition to pastoral care MPCS offers operational support as and when required, responding to major incidents when called upon.
Chaplains make regular visits to stations and places of work. As part of the pastoral care package MPCS provides a 'Listening & Coaching Service', as well as support for retired officers.
Chaplains also act as important community bridge-builders, helping to connect Merseyside Police with local churches, minority religious communities and community agencies.
The Chaplaincy service has been warmly received by Merseyside Police.
“Merseyside Police's recognition of the need for a chaplaincy service is to be applauded and wholeheartedly embraced. Personally I am excited, humbled, energised and delighted with the introduction of chaplains. They provide much needed spiritual and practical support and truly understand what it means to be an individual within Merseyside Police.”
Chief Superintendent Rowley Moore,
Merseyside Police Community Engagement Team