Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Chaplain's priority is listening to workers

WHEN people think of the clergy, they think of churches - but nowadays, there is a new breed of priest who is as much a familiar sight in shops and offices as in the pulpit or pews.

Industrial chaplains visit or are based in places where people work, and they can be found not only on the shopfloor, but at airports, court buildings and even Premiership football clubs.

Their job is simple - to provide workers with the chance to talk confidentially about job-related or personal problems. Some even sit in on meetings with employees and their bosses. Read more

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