The Bishop of Lichfield visits Marston's Brewery
The Bishop of Lichfield, Michael Ipgrave visited Marston's Brewery in Wolverhampton on Friday 10 February and is seen here with chaplain, Revd. Bill Mash and Richard Westwood, MD of Marston's Beer Company.
Bishop Michael said: “It was great to meet workers at Marston’s and see the crucial chaplaincy work that Black Country Urban Industrial Mission are involved in here.
“Chaplains work on the frontline in factories, businesses, hospitals, schools and many other places throughout our large and varied diocese. They offer a listening ear and support which organisations say plays a significant role in the wellbeing of staff. The number of chaplains, whether clergy or lay people, is growing all the time and today’s visit reinforces their importance to the wider church and the people they serve.”
It’s believed that Bill, who is the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission (BCUIM) team leader, may be the only brewery chaplain in the country.
Ralph Findlay commented: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Bishop here and to see Bill working with a business in the community. Bill is a great addition to our business and we look forward to continue to work with him for many years to come.”