Continue reading Chaplaincy Training Course Starts Sept 29

Chaplaincy Training Course Starts Sept 29

CIGB is offering its training course in Workplace Chaplaincy which starts Mon 29 Sept 5-7pm for those considering voluntary workplace chaplaincy, or who would just like to know more. The course runs every Monday 5-7pm in the centre of Birmingham until 10 November, and is led by experienced Workplace Chaplains. At the end of the course there…

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Spotting Potential?

Spotting Potential.. Peter Sellick has been speaking at Birmingham Cathedral’s Tuesday Talks on the theme of ‘Good Colleagues – Spotting Potential’ drawing on experiences from workplaces and comparing the issues with the Biblical accounts of St Paul’s ministry in the New Testament. The talk can be heard here: bit.ly/1mSZD6O

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IMA Conference report

“TRUST” A report from the recent Industrial Mission Association (IMA) conference. ‘Trust’ was a recurring narrative of the conference: Trust as a measuring stick for the Economy and for what Chaplaincy has to offer. The breakdown in trust was a large part of the need for failing banks in 2010 to be bailed out by…

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Continue reading A day in the life of…. a retail chaplain

A day in the life of…. a retail chaplain

A day in the life of … a retail chaplain I now expect surprises during my visits to city centre retail staff on Monday mornings. Since attending the CIGB Training Course in autumn 2011 and starting retail chaplaincy in April 2012, I have felt really blessed by opportunities to chat to people of all ages whom…

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Continue reading Diversity of people and faith

Diversity of people and faith

“Diversity of People and Faith” An AwayDay for CIGB Chaplains takes place on July 2nd at St John’s Church, Berkswell. “The world outside your organisation is changing faster than the world within your organisation”.. CIGB has some diversity: Birmingham and Solihull are ‘Super-Diverse’. Chaplaincy fits into the ‘Diversity Agenda’ at a number of our workplaces:…

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Meditation at work

Meditation has a long history in the Christian church: from Jesus seeking time alone in a solitary place (eg Mark 1:35), to the desert fathers; from monks quietly illustrating and copying gospels, to people visiting religious communities for retreat; from praying imprisoned Christians, to people following the Lectio Divina at home.  Today meditation is seeing…

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Continue reading Death of Revd Peter Seeney, National Express Bus Chaplain

Death of Revd Peter Seeney, National Express Bus Chaplain

CIGB expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Revd Peter Seeney, who has recently died. Peter started up a Bus Chaplaincy at Yardley Wood Bus Garage, with National Express Buses. He did this work voluntarily alongside his family commitments and his work at Our Lady of Lourdes RC, Yardley Wood. Peter brought his…

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Continue reading Christian Faith and Social Enterprise: CIGB Annual Gathering

Christian Faith and Social Enterprise: CIGB Annual Gathering

Churches and Industry Annual Gathering and AGM 6 May 5:30-8pm;  at Wragge and Co., 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AS “CHRISTIAN FAITH AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE” How can social enterprises be distinctively Christian? How can churches adopt and use Social Enterprise models? What does a Theology of Enterprise say? Speakers: Richard Beard: Chief Executive of Jericho Foundation:…

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