The Railway Mission
Charity number: 1128024
The Railway Mission is a Christian society formed in 1881 to communicate the good news of the gospel to people working in the rail and associated industries. The mission's experienced chaplains provide a listening ear, with help and understanding for staff in times of difficulty and stress.
Meeting People... The Railway Mission is not connected to any one particular Church and in today?s modern multi-cultural society, approaches each with sensitivity and care. Experienced Chaplains are strategically located throughout the railway industry. The Mission?s founding objective was ? ?the moral and spiritual advancement of railway employees of all ages?. That objective is still the driving force of the Mission as it seeks to provide independent confidential help and support to any rail industry employee, whether active or retired, at home, hospital or workplace. Whoever needs help, whenever that help is needed ? a chaplain can be contacted wherever you are. Network prayer support groups have been setup in several rail centres. Here Christian rail workers can for fellowship, Bible study and to pray together for the industry and for the chaplains and their work. Throughout the year various day conferences, challenge walks and other events may be held
Meeting Needs... Marriage breakdown, domestic upheaval, serious illness, bereavement, alcohol and drug dependency ? can all be deeply distressing and affect not only the quality of the life of the person concerned but also their families and work colleagues. Increasing stress may be experienced as the rail industry develops in the 21st Century. The work of the chaplains compliments that of the welfare services offered by employers. Together we seek to ensure that all employees receive the pastoral care that they need. The Railway Mission is a 7-day a week, 24 hours a day service ? just like the railway industry itself. The Mission?s chaplains are called to emergency situations and can be relied upon to give careful, meaningful help and advice.
Supporting The Railway Mission... For more than a century successive railway managements from board to local level have given much encouragement to the work of The Railway Mission. The Mission gratefully acknowledges the help and support of the rail industry in its work. As well as support from the rail industry The Railway Mission relies on funding from individual donations to finance its continuing work and expansion of the network of chaplains.