Welcome to our page on Chaplaincy or Sector Ministry
Many people will encounter a Chaplain in a different situation. Traditionally we saw them in hospitals, prisons, universities, and schools. But today our Chaplains, or Sector Ministers are found in a wide range of settings.
We are now a very diverse group. Some work full time, others part-time and many others as volunteers. Although we are still very present in all the established institutions, we are reaching out into many new territories. We have Chaplains working for
- the Railway Mission and Waterways
- the Army and specifically Veterans.
- the Deaf Community,
- the Homeless,
- Sports Clubs,
- the Fire and Rescue Service
- the Seafarers.
In partnership with MITE, we are also present in retail and business parks, the airport, the Police and the YMCA.
Sector Ministers share in a ministry of service, compassion, and care. We are in places where people are not looking for us, but who may be going through some definite crisis or point of difficulty and at that moment someone is there to remind them of the presence of God. We often offer prayer for them and can signpost them to other sources of aid if required. But we are there to listen and respond with compassion. Outside the main church walls, we meet people who are also on the edge, often not even thinking of faith, and minister the love and compassion of Christ and in the process may be changed and challenged ourselves.