Welcome to Derby City Centre Chaplaincy

Derby City Centre Chaplaincy is a Christian organisation which provides pastoral support to people in the city centre as well as beyond by building bridges of understanding between industry, faith, commerce and society.  Our chaplains serve in the retail, business, education, sport and entertainment sectors.

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I really welcome this initiative.  There are hundreds of shop and office workers in the city centre, with real issues of life that can now be offered support, help, guidance and compassion through this vision – and churches can demonstrate their unity and mission in Christ too. Wonderful news!
Graham Penny, Graham Penny Auctions and Estates, St James Street

Most of us spend 40 + hours a week in the work place and we don’t leave our problems at home … they come to work with us and we all need someone  there to listen to care and to help us…At night those people are called Street Pastors.. In Derby if you are in the retail trade they are called City Centre Chaplains. I think they do an amazing job at just that; listening to people, caring for people and helping people in their places of work so that  life’s inevitable troubles  doesn’t wear them down…. I think they are great and I’m thrilled that Street Pastors and Derby City Mission are both friends and partners… Most of all I’m glad that ordinary Christians are helping Derby to be a better place to both live and work…. Good on ‘em !
Alasdair Kay, Chief Executive Derby City Mission

Several thousand people are employed in our stores and with 25 million customers coming through our doors every year, this gives us a really good handle on the diverse challenges that are facing the Intu community and the people that we serve. We lead increasingly fast paced lives that come with growing demands on all of us.  We talk about a healthy work life balance but sometimes that is not always easy to achieve, so when it gets too much, just being able to talk things through with somebody who is impartial often helps put things into perspective.  That is where I see the chaplaincy service coming into its own, with chaplains who are there when you need them, a confidential support service that can offer that vital listening ear just when you need it.  It’s a great service and we really welcome it.
Lucy Perchard – Manager, Intu Derby

Derbyshire Constabulary are dedicated to working in partnership with local communities. I look forward to seeing the newly formed chaplaincy service develop. The idea of having pastoral support for the employees of many businesses within the City through the city centre Chaplaincy is another opportunity to improve community cohesion. 
Andy Hough, Former Chief Superintendent

Churches Together in Derbyshire is very happy to endorse and encourage Derby City Centre Chaplaincy and we certainly wish you well in these exciting plans.
Revd Philip Webb, Former County Ecumenical Development Officer

Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire is glad to give encouragement and support to the Derby City Centre Chaplaincy.
John Davies, Chair, Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire