Who We Are

Mission in the Economy is concerned about quality of life in the workplace and for the unemployed. We believe in embracing Christian principles in business and that even in the hectic and stressful world of work it is important to make time for pause and thought.

We provide the organisation and support for Chaplains who are committed to ministry at the interface of faith and work. Our Chaplains work in the Retail, Commercial and Voluntary Sector across Merseyside. Their role is to listen, support, care and question. Chaplains are there for the individual and the organisation regardless of faith or belief. We currently have Chaplains at Local Solutions, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Church Street and St. John’s Market in Liverpool; Birchwood Business Park, Golden Square and the Market in Warrington and St Helen’s Town Centre.


Director of Operations: Mike Prescott


Mike has been with Mission in the Economy since 2016. His role is to support the existing MitE chaplains based across Merseyside, to explore new workplace chaplaincy opportunities and to encourage and establish new chaplains. Mike says ‘I’m excited about the work that MitE does in the business, public and voluntary communities of Merseyside and working with our chaplains to make sure that we’re serving those communities in the best way possible.’ You can get in touch with Mike via email or follow him on Twitter @mitechaplaincy.


Administrator: Emily Hawkins


Emily has been with MitE since 2014 and looks after many of the administrative aspects of the charity. She provides logistical support to the MitE team, manages the MitE diary, oversees MitE's social media (you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and is the first point of contact for enquiries on the phone or via the website. You can get in touch with Emily via email.




Revd Dr Crispin Pailing (Chair)

Rector of Liverpool

Revd Canon Bob Lewis (Vice Chair) 

Diocesan Advisor on Sector Ministry, Universities Chaplain


Ray Frobisher (Vice Chair, Treasurer)

Retired Business Leader, Anglican


Henry Ratter

Business Performance Improvement through People, Anglican


Dr Charlotte Beasley-Murray 

Quaker, Friends Meeting House Liverpool


Barbara Ellis

United Reformed Church

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Rev Ron Reid

United Reformed Church

Rev Sally Binymin (Safeguarding Officer)

Pioneer Methodist Minister

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Ray Pealing (GDPR Trustee)

Archdiocese of Liverpool Representative


Trustees are nominated to serve on MitE Council by churches in the Merseyside Region or are co-opted.

Mission in the Economy is funded by churches in the Mersey Region and by host organisations in the Private and Public Sectors.

Registered Company No. 5136364

Registered Charity No. 1105830