Working as a Chaplain to the poor, marginalised and excluded in Luton was described as "probably the most secure job in the country" by a friend of mine. However, there is very little recourse to funding for this kind of work, so we rely on people's giving to keep going.
Part of my role is providing pastoral and spiritual support to staff and service users of some local charities. I'm also involved in a chaplaincy role among motorcycle clubs, ministering to the 'outlaw biker fraternity'.
Last year we founded a "Fellowship of lost sheep", a Church community for the "unchurched". This has been an exciting next step for people from all kinds of backgrounds to explore their faith.
Currently we are strategising about addressing more practical needs of the poor in our town with local stakeholders and Church leaders.
Please consider joining our support team as we get involved with God's mission. If you'd like to find out more please visit www.theroadsidemusings.com