About us


Our Vision and our Mission

ChaplaincyPlus is a charitable trust formed in 2003. It is a Christian organisation run for the Birmingham business community, irrespective of faith. It is non-denominational and is mainly funded by donations from individuals within the business community. It also receives financial support from charitable trusts and churches. Please feel free to read our Annual Report 2016 for more information about our work..

Our vision is that through supporting people, encouraging organisations and believing in the city we help people to live life to the full.

Our mission is to flourish together through three strategic activities: Network, Events and Partnerships.

»We equip individuals by hosting gatherings for working people in the corporate and professional marketplace and special interest groups such as City Lights, City Legal and City Women.

»We encourage Christians in the business community to realise that Jesus is both present in their workplace and passionate about their work. Our hope is that we will all become better disciples who, by our actions and our words, follow God’s commandment to love Him and our neighbours in our places of work.

»We support individuals through confidential pastoral care and by providing networking opportunities, as well as by praying for the Birmingham business community.

Click here to view our 3 year strategy

Click here to see an overview of our strategy


The Team


C+ Steve 2016Steve Bavington: Steve has had a varied career spanning retail, publishing, and latterly the charity sectors. He was a senior manager for YMCA Black Country Group and Project Manager for YMCA England.

C+ Sarah 2016Sarah Thorpe: Sarah has worked for many years as a solicitor in Birmingham city centre law firms. She is responsible for City Women as well as encouraging and supporting individuals in their lives.

C+ Kim 2016Kim Yeomans: Kim’s career has taken him numerous places including from developing management training in clinical competence at South Birmingham Primary Care Trust for the Department of Health, to working in car rental corporate management. Kim joined ChaplaincyPlus as a full-time volunteer in October 2014.


C+ Joel 2016Joel Wilson: Joel’s background is in media, coaching and discipleship. He’s been a part of various creative scenes in Birmingham as a filmmaker, promoter and performer since 1998. He coordinates and creates media for ChaplaincyPlus and helps steer City Lights, our young professionals network.



Peter CropPeter Coggan: Currently Chair of Trustees, as well as working as a surveyor for a well-known city firm, Peter is volunteering for ChaplaincyPlus in a pastoral role.


The Trustees

The trustees of ChaplaincyPlus are Peter Coggan (chairman), Revd. Canon Nigel Hand, Charlotte Wright, Chris Watson, Hilary Dougall, Jonathan Fortnam. Our patron is Anthony Collins. You can contact the trustees via the ChaplaincyPlus office: Floor 8, One Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ.
Tel: 0121 236 9742 or send an email by filling out our Contact Us form.