Northumbrian Industrial Mission
Christian care, thought and action in the regional economy
Northumbrian Industrial Mission is an ecumenical organisation and chaplains come from a range of professional backgrounds (including some early retired who want to ‘put something back into the community' ; they are male and female, lay and ordained, stipendiary and a growing number of voluntary chaplains. A Management Committee, Executive Group and Team Leader oversee the work of the chaplains.
Although our motivation comes from our Christian beliefs and values, our role in the workplace is not that of proselytism. Chaplains are available to everyone – of all faiths and of none. However the work of this ministry helps to inform Christian understanding and action about the effects of economic activity on individuals, and on communities.
Each chaplain spends a certain amount of time ‘walking the floor’ in factories, offices or shopping centres, seeing and being seen, building relationships with both management and work-force and developing specialist knowledge.