(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 six chaplains and operates ecumenically.
a) The Rev Stephen Andrews, who is an Anglican Curate. Stephen’s ministry as chaplain sees him working alongside staff within retail, local government (contractors) and the service industry. The main focus of the chaplaincy is to offer an effective service of pastoral care and spirituality in the workplace and continues to reach out to people of all faiths and none.
b) The Rev Liviu Barbu, is a priest in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Rector of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Norwich, and has worked in Norwich and around for a number of years during which time he has established ecumenical links with the Anglican, Roman-Catholic, United-Reformed, Methodist, and other churches. He is also closely involved with the Norwich Centre for Christian Learning at the Anglican Cathedral where he is a tutor. Liviu has a long-standing interest in spiritual guidance and the relationship between social and spiritual life. In his own words: “I will be there, at Norfolk County Hall, to enable everyone to express their spirituality in their own way and to promote a Christian work ethic balanced by spirituality, prayer, and work. I very much hope that my activity will fit well into the Good Work excellent chaplaincy support in work places”
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) Paula Asland lives at Winterton on Sea. She was, for many years the Company Secretary of the (now called) Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. She has thus very wide experience of the NHS and of mental health services in particular. She is Vice Chair of Great Yarmouth Mind.
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