‘I’ll be there for you’ is the theme tune of the smash hit sitcom Friends. The show revolves around six people in New York who experience together the stuff of life: leaving home, making friends, debt, moving house, break-ups, unemployment, mental health issues, grief and loss, parenthood etc. Life’s ups and downs are for sharing, and this is where Chaplains come in.

The Brick Chaplaincy team is there for those who would like us to be alongside them – staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We are here for people of all faiths and none. We will support specific religious requirements like observing festivals and dietary needs, having access to resources such as sacred scriptures or prayer/meditation tools, or connecting you with a place of worship like a church or mosque.

Chaplains offer an intentional presence characterised by listening, compassion, empathy, non-judgment and respect. People talk to us about many things, including:

  • Money worries
  • Trauma
  • Health concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Finding purpose, connection and community

Beyond The Brick the Chaplains promote the charity, raise awareness of justice issues in our communities, and collaborate with other agencies to improve our response to poverty and homelessness.

For more information or support, please contact the Chaplaincy Team Lead: Rev Caroline Ainger caroline@thebrick.org.uk

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