Railway Mission of Great Britain
'Support on Life's Journey'
Founded in 1881, the Railway Mission in the Uk operates in a differnet way to other RailHope Associations. We are group of specially trained people who offer friendship and a listening ear to anyone connected with our nation’s railways. We’re a Christian charity offering help to everyone affected by railway operations.
If life’s journey feels threatened, we offer face-to-face friendship and an opportunity to talk about problems and explore solutions. Our set-up enables us to be independent and impartial. Each of our mobile chaplains, based at strategic locations across England, Wales and Scotland, brings a wealth of industry knowledge and life experience. Through our affiliation to the International Railway Mission, we have links with railway people as far away as South Africa, helping us to deepen our understanding of universal railway issues. Our work complements that of the welfare services provided by rail employers, and we’re governed by a board of trustees who ensure we do our utmost to ensure that nobody on the railways needs to feel alone.
Railway Mission Chaplain, Colin Fraser, at Rugby Station with Avanti Staff member Jordan. As the railway industry begins to return to normal service post Covid-19 lockdown, BBC Sunday Morning Live looks at the support provided to rail staff and some of the pressures they can experience.
British Transport Police Chief Superintendent Gregory explains the value of chaplaincy to the UK police service.