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CIGB to commission two new workplace chaplains
‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) is a well-established chaplaincy group active throughout Birmingham and Solihull. Places in which CIGB chaplains operate include Birmingham City Council, Solihull Town Centre, Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover, Bournville College, West Midlands Fire Service and National Express Bus.
Workplace chaplains seek to steady the soul when heart and head are under pressure; show that people matter; give hope, support and confidence to workers in times of change and challenge; and connect faith resources with life events when requested to do so. The chaplains’ work has been hindered by the Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions experienced in 2020, but still continues where possible, albeit via phone in some instances. CIGB’s chaplains are supported in their work by Development Director Revd Peter Sellick, and Secretary Val Dalton. Peter and Val have been working from home since the first lockdown in March.
At 3.00pm on Sunday afternoon, 15 November, CIGB will hold its annual, ecumenical celebration, bringing together CIGB chaplains, Trustees and Friends to celebrate all that God is doing through its far-reaching ministry. At the online service, Stephen Saum will be commissioned as a member of the Airport Chaplaincy Team and Amber Watts as a member of the West Midlands Fire Service Chaplaincy Team. All are welcome to join the service, which will take place via Zoom. To gain access details for the meeting, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the work of CIGB, visit its website via THIS LINK.
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