CIGB Chaplains


For guidance on ways to keep well emotionally, mentally and spiritually during this challenging time, do look at our wellbeing page. 

Please use the email contact information below to make contact in the first instance. Individual chaplains will then make arrangements to speak by phone. 

Our Chaplains are mainly volunteers, lay and ordained people drawn from a variety of churches, who have had specific chaplaincy training in addition to their life skills.  

Chaplains are available to staff of all backgrounds, faith or no faith, and will not proselytise.

Chaplaincy Locations and Contacts

Birmingham Airport


  • Tanya Arroba
  • Bryan Snell
  • Alive Snell
  • Aftab Parwaz (Muslim)
  • Neil Hodgetts
  • John Ibidokun
  • Loretto Okwaji
  • Stephen Saum
Birmingham City Centre Retail (including Bullring, Grand Central, Markets and Gt Western Arcade – see here for more)


  • Elaine Hutchinson (Team Leader)
  • Andrew Veitch
  • John Taiwo
  • Sam Edgar
  • Maxine Chamberlain
  • Dolvis Ferdinand
  • Sunila Fernando
  • Kettie Gareta-Kanwamba
Birmingham City Council  (see here for more)


  • Val Benjamin
Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall


  • Elaine Hutchinson
Bournville College


  • Thelma Mitchell
  • Lynda Stanton
  • Gillian Finch
  • Jason Horner
Cadbury College


  • Chris Milton
Jaguar Land Rover
Jericho Foundation


  • Rotimi Benjamin
Kings Heath Shopping Centre

(Contact )

  • Graham Wigley
  • Pat Wigley
Knowle Retail


  • Greg Dengate
Longbridge Residential


  • Sonia Jackson
  • David Jackson
  • Irene Lees
  • Irma Hilton
  • Marlene Parsons
  • Keith Parsons
Longbridge Town Centre Retail


  • Val Dalton
  • Joan Byrne
National Express Buses – West Midlands/Birmingham – more here
NEC Group; ICC and Arena


  • David Butterworth (Team Leader)
  • Elaine Hutchinson
  • Matthew Gordon
  • Paul Chesterman
  • Sharon Jenner
  • Sue Ford


Solihull Town Centre – more here


  • Ann Polson
  • Anne  Rock
  • Audrey Thompson
  • Frances Critoph
Webster and Horsfall
  • Fiona Joseph
West Midlands Fire Service – Birmingham and Solihull area


  • Israel Okunwaye
  • Amber Watts
  • Tracy Sweet

Partnerships with other Chaplaincy organisations:

Birmingham YMCA Chaplaincy
  • Rotimi Benjamin
  • Sandra Dryden
Waterways Chaplaincy / Birmingham Canals
  • Richard Alford
  • Sunila Fernando


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