Happy New Year from MCHAP
Firstly a belated very Happy New Year to everyone!
This gives me an opportunity to say on behalf of Marketplace Chaplains Europe thank you to everyone we had the pleasure of serving last year.
We're looking ahead to the coming year with great anticipation.
Jonathan Martin - CEO Mchap Europe
Marketplace Chaplains Europe are about to unveil a new promotional dvd. The short film is aimed at helping people who have yet to come across chaplains in the workplace to understand more about our role as a company.
Shot over the latter part of 2009, the short film includes footage from various clients Marketplace Chaplains Europe are already serving as well as interviews with clients and chaplains in the workplace.
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Featured Client - Orchid Cuisine
Marketplace Chaplains have been serving the Orchid Cuisine Restaurant since late 2008. Business manager Elaine has always been a great advocate of the chaplaincy, describing the role of the workplace chaplain as being able to bridge the gap between employer and employee.
Elaine recognises the fact that the relationship between employer and employee can often have a professional distance. Marketplace Chaplains Europe have been able to come alongside Elaine and Orchid Cuisine and successfully support her in her work and employee relationships.
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What Is Workplace Chaplaincy?
It is common to find workplace chaplains employed in hospitals around the UK. Hospital chaplains provide a fundamental role in not only providing support, but also in taking funerals, services, counselling and comforting the bereaved. Chaplains in these circumstances are not seen as a religious 'threat' to non-Christian patients, but rather they are there to fulfil a role that hospital staff cannot provide.
The same is true of workplace chaplains. Employers do not contract with Marketplace Chaplains Europe on the basis of evangelising or promoting Christianity. Instead the aim of the chaplains is to provide a service to the client - helping promote employee retention, boost morale and performing functions that HR Management usually cannot provide...
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