Newcastle International Airport Chaplain, Newcastle upon Tyne District
Over several years the previous two chaplains established a presence within the airport and built firm foundations for the work. At one time there was a small team of volunteer chaplains which, for various reasons, no longer exists. The previous chaplain worked with one volunteer, who has now retired, and we feel that the time is right, with the appointment of a new chaplain to once again explore the expansion of the work through the recruitment of a small team of volunteers. Both the airport and the volume of business have expanded, there is a very real terror threat requiring emergency response training and coordination with local clergy so the opportunities certainly exist to expand the chaplaincy work.
Grant awarded: £25,000 (repeat funding)