The Methodist Church has a long history of chaplaincy work, going back to the time of the Wesley's and you will find Methodist Chaplains in some quite interesting places. Chaplaincy schemes may be supported and run by the local Church, the Circuit, the District or the Connexion, but there is always some sense in which the chaplain is "sent" by the Church. Chaplains always work with the support of the Church - they are never alone.
What kind of people are chaplains?
There are many different Methodist Chaplains. Most are volunteers - ordained ministers working full time as chaplains are very much in the minority. A Chaplain could be a visitor at a hospital, part of a team who talk to the staff in the shopping centre, or someone who meets with students and staff at the local College or University.
If you are interested in chaplaincy, or looking for further resources or training, please follow the links to the Methodist Church website for more information. For all other areas, including issues specific to London, please contact Revd Ian Worsfold, the London District Chaplaincy Coordinator.