The Centre is home to Greater Manchester Industrial Mission, an ecumenical body that is recognised by Greater Manchester Churches Together (GMCT) as the agency for developing ecumenical chaplaincies serving a wide range of organisations and communities in Greater Manchester.
St. Antony's Centre is the administrative base for the work and hosts GMIM Chaplains' meetings every six weeks where chaplains share good practice. The Director and staff provide a range of support to the work of the Chaplains.
Chaplaincies exist in Bolton Town Centre, Middlebrook Retail Park at Horwich, Ashton Town Centre and Trafford Park. GMIM also provides professional support for the Bolton Christian Community Cohesion Project which is working in partnership with other faiths and Bolton Council to foster models of good practice in promoting community cohesion across the town.
Manchester Airport Chaplaincy was originally established by GMIM and is now a Charity in its own right with a comprehensive Chaplaincy service being provided to Airport employees and passengers as well as support to people being repatriated to the UK.
GMIM is a registered Charity, registration number 1091274 and is governed by the GMIM Council with representatives from the Christian Churches, GMCT Church Leaders, Trade Unions, employers and the Community. The Centre Director is a member of the Council and trustee of the Charity.
GMIM is affiliated to the national Industrial Mission Association (IMA) which coodinates and provides a network for ecumenical chaplaincies across the UK. GMIM chaplains are members of the Northwest IMA which meets quarterly to review work in the Region. Opportunity is taken to visit a chaplaincy and to share each others work. Recent visits have included, the Sellafield Reprocessing plant in Cumbria, Warburtons Bakery Bolton and Barrow Shipyard.
For further information contact GMIM at St. Antony's Centre.