(NORFOLK AND WAVENEY INDUSTRIAL MISSION) LTD
Good Work is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Its prime function is to provide chaplains in the workplace.
The role of the chaplains is to give comfort and support to anyone in need of support when they have problems or concerns in their life, whether physical, emotional, financial or related to work, family or other relationships.
The charity currently has five chaplains and operates ecumenically.
a) The Rev Stephen Andrews, who is an Anglican Curate. He works part time providing chaplaincy in Gt Yarmouth to ASDA,(staff and shoppers), to Camplings Linen Services, to the manual work force of the Borough Council and to the local employees of the County Council direct labour force.
b) The Rev Liviu Barbu, who is a member of an Eastern Orthodox Church, recently appointed to be the chaplain to Norfolk County Council at County Hall Norwich
c) The Rev Chris Copsey, an Anglican Minister. She provides a full time service for the Trust, as chaplain to the Matthew Project, and for the Coroner’s service county wide, and has a development role for the chaplaincy.
d) The Rev Peter Glanville, a Roman Catholic Deacon. He gives part time support to the Trust. He is deputy leader of the team of chaplains at the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston. He is chaplain to the sugar beet factory at Cantley. He also supports Angle, a grouping of companies in the Acle area. He acts as deputy to the port chaplain of Great Yarmouth, taking on the role when that chaplain is absent on holiday or is unavailable for any reason.
e) The Rev Peter Paine, a Baptist Minister. He works full time for the Trust. He is the Port Chaplain for the port of Great Yarmouth, working to the requirements of the Mission to Seafarers. He also is chaplain to the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth- also to the local sea cadets. In 2015 he opened a new Seafarers centre on the quayside in Yarmouth for use by crews on the ships coming into port.
f) It maybe that another chaplain will be appointed in 2016 to the local YMCA.
The Trust has no income earning capacity. It survives financially on grants from the Norwich Diocese, Mission to Seafarers, various individual churches, (especially in the NAURC), the Regional Baptists, businesses and individual gifts.
The work of the chaplains is today even more important than it has ever been. People are under increasing stress and pressure at work, at home and generally. So often they need an understanding, a listening ear, someone independent, unbiased, uncritical to whom they can talk completely confidentially. This is what the chaplains are for. In the current economic climate so many need such help.
Please give us your help.
For further information about the trust, please go to their website here