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New Director for Workplace Chaplains in Scotland

Wednesday October 7 2020

Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland (WPCS) has announced a new head as it seeks to minister to the changing landscape of business during the Covid-19 epidemic.

Andrew Gregg has been appointed to lead the national charity, which is 10 years old this year.

Andrew, from Northern Ireland, is the former Edinburgh City Centre workplace chaplain and team leader. He spent 25 years in higher education in Ireland before settling in Inverness, where he co-ordinated the first Daytime Street Pastors initiative, before moving on to WPCS as a volunteer chaplain. He started working full time with WPCS as Training and Vocations Director on a Church of Scotland funded intern project in 2015.

Now as National Director he supports 85 workplace chaplains across the whole of Scotland serving in over 2,000 workplaces.

He said: “The workplace is where many of us spend a significant part of our lives. We bring our whole selves to work and that includes the things that weigh on us, as well as causes for celebration. The workplace chaplain provides a compassionate, listening presence, being with people going through whatever life turns up. Our chaplains invest their time and skills in providing this independent and impartial care in the workplaces of Scotland, I am delighted to have the opportunity to grow and develop chaplaincy in the workplace in my role as National Director."

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, has offered his support to WPCS. He said: “Whilst gathered worship is a central building block of what the Christian life is all about, what Christians do between Monday and Saturday is just as important,” he said.

“That’s when we put what we believe into practice and not least in how we share the care and compassion of Christ. The important thing is this: it’s not enough for us to sit in our buildings waiting for people to come. We’re called to go out, to reach out to where people are, in all the ups and downs of their lives. And this is where Workplace Chaplaincy absolutely excels. I applaud them for it and offer them my support and encouragement for the days ahead.”

For more information on workplace chaplaincy, visit www.wpcscotland.co.uk 


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