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About Us

We are Railway Mission, a 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.

Railway Mission

When we think about Railway Mission Chaplain, you might ask why is a viaduct used as the logo? Like viaducts, we’ve offered support for over 100 years, but we’re totally up-to-date with the trials of modern living. Our chaplains help railway staff (in all sectors and at all levels) and the British Transport Police enjoy the good times and get through the bad times. Our team is also available to the travelling public in the event of rail incidents including suicides.

So, 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 New Zealand, 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 relies on donations to finance our work and meet an ever-growing need for our services. While we receive some rail industry support, we depend on the generosity of individuals.


Railway Mission is a registered charity in England and Wales (1128024) and in Scotland (SC045897). A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (06519565).