Railway Mission

Railway Mission

At a glance

Causes

  • Counselling / advice

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Railway Mission is a Christian faith-based charity offering independent, confidential, impartial pastoral care to the railway community and members of the public affected by rail operations. Each of our regionally-based chaplains aims to be an impartial ‘friend’ for those who work on the railways. Regardless of faith, gender, sexual orientation, our chaplains offer face-to-face year around support, especially during an individual’s time of loneliness, stress, depression, bereavement or illness.

Many are experiencing family breakdown, mental ill-health, bereavement, financial difficulties, being victims of crime and much more. Rail staff approach our chaplains for support through these difficult times as a friend and colleague, rather than phone a stranger to receive counselling support to talk through personal difficulties. But railway chaplains have also supported railway staff and police in the aftermath of major incidents, such as train crashes or terror attacks.

Activities

Railway Mission uses an image of a viaduct as our logo, because like so many of the viaducts on the railway network, we’ve offered support for over 130 years, but we’re totally up-to-date with the trials of modern living. We help railway staff (at all levels) and the travelling public enjoys the good times and get through the bad times.

So if life’s journey feels threatened we offer face-to-face friendship and an opportunity to talk about problems and explore solutions.

We’re also on hand to help staff and the public in the event of railway related incidents including fatalities.

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