Livestock Chaplaincy

Market Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is about walking alongside people in the everyday ups and downs of life.  It’s about:

  • Being part of the fabric

  • Being available to all who are part of that community

  • Being immersed in everything that happens

  • Being a listening ear

  • Being a signpost where needed

  • Being a regular and predictable presence

  • Being a strategic presence

  • Being part of the highs and lows of everyday living within the farming community

Market Chaplaincy is about being that presence in the livestock markets. Market Chaplaincy is in many respects very little different in nature from other chaplaincies, except perhaps that its contact group is broader.  In a market the farmers, the dealers, the hauliers, the agents, the caterers, the vets and regulatory officers are as much part of the picture as the staff of the markets, and those who operate within them.  Through Market Chaplaincy, the team are reaching out far and wide into the very rural, often isolated, agricultural community by means of a central place where many fleetingly come and go, week by week.

Where can we be found?
Market Chaplains are there to serve everyone - offering a listening ear a friendly presence and practical support through the ups and downs.

The South Molton Livestock Chaplaincy Team, Andy Jerrard, Revd Stuart Inalls, Revd Michael Grandey and Revd David Baker can be found on a weekly basis at the market on Thursday. The team as you can see is comprised of all denominations and is ecumenical in nature and support.

If you would like further information please contact: Andy Jerrard, Livestock Market Chaplaincy Co-ordinator on 07801 755 732 or use the ‘Contact’ tab on the navigation bar.