Welcome to Industrial Mission
The Industrial Mission Association (IMA) is a British network of over 200 practitioners engaged in workplace chaplaincy/mission. Chaplaincy is a ministry authorised by churches, but based in different host organisations. Membership is open to all people engaged in workplace chaplaincy/mission and those interested in supporting the activities of the Association. The IMA has members from all reaches of the Christian Church and in different areas of working life.
Members of the Association are found in industry (eg heavy industrial, motor, transport, retail, energy, science and research), as well as in the service sector (eg public sector, sport and leisure, HM Courts service, Fire and Rescue and Police Services) and in some education areas (eg Further Education). Many chaplains are also involved with the civic centres of towns and cities and also with social, economic and faith regeneration projects.
The purpose of the Association is to support and resource workplace chaplains through networking, training, publications and biennial conferences. We relate to other networks of chaplains – eg Armed Services, Universities, and Hospitals. We support local training schemes for workplace chaplaincy with resources and advice.
The Association is also a resource for the wider Church and Society, as it engages with issues associated with working and economic life of the nation. The IMA can support churches wishing to develop the faithful life of Christians at work.
Established during the 1960’s, the IMA and its members have maintained an uninterrupted and vital church presence in workplaces throughout the UK, and continues to do so today.
To find out what is going on in various parts of the UK please click on the ‘Chaplaincy near me’ tab, or Contact Us.
You can join the Industrial Mission Association by downloading the application form below.