City Centre Chaplaincy
Stirling City Centre Chaplain Ruth Morris, feels privileged to be able, through the continuing partnership between Stirling Baptist Church and Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland (WPCS) to serve a real need in the Stirling community.
WPCS is the cross-denominational activity of Christian churches engaging within Scotland's working life. The charity aims to complement the work of churches nationally, helping them to reveal God’s care to people, in ‘the public square,’ who may never have encountered the love of Christ. Mutual trust and respect, sensitivity and integrity are vital in this type of work and WPCS follows a strict Code of Good Practice.
Says Ruth: “In the years since the partnership between our church and WPCS was established, I have been heartened to see the difference it can make to people’s lives - even in the midst of challenges - when they realise they are truly valued. It’s good to see more people coming forward to train as volunteer workplace chaplains. Recruitment and training is vital for the consistent and sustainable development of chaplaincy in workplaces and here in the Central belt - in addition to my work as chaplain in The Thistles, Stirling Council, The Scottish Tourist Guide Association and other locally-based businesses - I am involved in helping deliver WPCS training and supporting our volunteers. If anyone would like to find out more about what’s involved in being a volunteer chaplain, please get in touch with me.
“Except in circumstances where someone is in danger of actual harm, what people talk to me about is treated in strictest confidence, in a caring and non-judgemental way. If something is worrying you, or you would just like a chat, I’m available at the numbers and email address below.”
M: 07889 631112 T: 01383 510511 (answering machine) E: [email protected]