Community and Outreach: Chaplaincy
The Town Chaplaincy team offers support and encouragement for shop workers, market traders, shoppers and anybody working in the town of Dorchester.
Dorchester Town Chaplains are a team of people from local churches who are clearly identified by ‘chaplain’ badges.
A number of the Chaplains are members of United Church Dorchester.
The role of a chaplain
A chaplain does not provide a formal counselling service, but is there to listen and take an interest. Chaplains are careful not to interrupt work, but often snatch a few words with colleagues, to be a support and encouragement during the busy working day.
We are available for all, including management and service providers, and can, if needed, make ourselves available for longer conversations over coffee. None of the chaplains receive payment for their services, so the team remains independent.