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Chaplaincy Support

Hit a rough patch? Need someone to talk to? Railway Mission offers support on the whole of life’s journey, especially during the bumps in the road.

Our Chaplains

To find support, select the area you are looking for a chaplain in from the menu below:

Executive Director

Liam Johnston (BTP ID: CH01)
Mobile: 07718 971918

Scotland D Division

Graham Whitehead (BTP ID:CH18)
Mobile: 07718 971914
Area: Scotland (West)
Police Stations: AHQ Cowcaddens, Glasgow, Paisley, Dalmuir, Kilwinning

Ruth McBean (BTP ID: CH24)
Mobile: 07718 971913
Area: Scotland (East)
Police Stations: Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Perth, Motherwell, Stirling

Dereck Grant (BTP ID: CH23)
Mobile: 07841 985768
Area: Scotland (North)
Police Stations: Aberdeen, Inverness

North West C Division

Richard Cook (BTP ID: CH05)
Mobile: 07718 971915
Area: North West (Preston, Liverpool & North Wales)
Police Stations: Liverpool, Southport, Chester, Bangor, Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle, Lancaster

TBA (BTP ID: —–)
Area: Manchester & Crewe
Police Stations: Wigan, Manchester, Manchester Airport,

North East C Division

Helen Bartlett (BTP ID: CH09)
Mobile: 07891 082037
Area: North East (Newcastle)
Police Stations: Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Darlington

Angela Levitt-Harwood (BTP ID: CH10)
Mobile: 07793 246529
Area: North East (York)
Police Stations: York, Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Bradford, King’s Cross

Wales/Western C Division

Ralph Coleman (BTP ID: CH25)
Mobile: 07841 985769
Area: East Midlands
Police Stations: Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Lincoln, Grimsby,
St Pancras, Peterborough

Hannah Tuck (BTP ID: CH02)
Mobile: 07718 971916
Area: Wales & The Marches
Police Stations: Shrewsbury, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd

David Hardy (BTP ID: CH011)
Tel: 07557 430365
Area: Worcester & Gloucester
Police Stations: Gloucester

Alan Thorpe (BTP ID: CH012)
Mobile: 07718 971912
Area: South West
Police Stations: Bristol Temple Meads,

Steve Cosslett (BTP ID: CH19)
Mobile: 0779 324 6533
Area: South West
Police Stations: Truro, Exeter St David’s, Plymouth

Andrew Hall (BTP ID: CH07)
Mobile: 07718 971911
Area: West Midlands (Chiltern Line and Marylebone)
Police Stations: Wolverhampton, Birmingham New Street, Coventry, Northampton,
Bletchley, Marylebone, Area HQ Birmingham, Centro House

Rafiq Thapar (BTP ID: CH08)
Mobile: 07557 430366
Area: Midland Metro, Centro
Police Stations: Centro House – Safer Travel team

London North B Division RC

TBA (BTP ID: ) Please contact Stephen Rowe
Area: London Southwest
Police Stations: Paddington, Heathrow Express, Oxford, Reading, Slough

Stephen Rowe (BTP ID: CH015)
Mobile: 07967 637685
Area: London North (Network Rail – Milton Keynes)
Police Stations: Euston, MICC/FHQ/SOCO, Eurostar – St Pancras & Ashford

Michele Ashton (BTP ID: CH22)
Mobile: 07793 246526
Area: London North & Anglia
Police Stations: Cambridge, Ilford, Southend Victoria, Colchester, Hackney Downs, Liverpool Street, Norwich, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, West Ham

London Underground/DLR B Division

Dylis George (BTP ID: CH26)
Mobile: 07894 606349
Area: London Underground
Police Stations: Stockwell, Finsbury Park, Aldgate, West Ham, Tottenham
Court Road (TCR), Hammersmith, Baker Street, Wembley Park, Heathrow

Dan Godwin (BTP ID: F922)
Mobile: 07793 246528
Area: London Underground
Police Stations: Waterloo, Baker Street, Barking, West Ham

London South

Christopher Henley (BTP ID: F923)
Mobile: 07793 246535
Area: London, Southern & South West
Police Stations: London Waterloo, South West Division, Guildford, Basingstoke, Southampton, Gatwick

John Robinson (BTP ID: CH27)
Mobile: 07793 246534
Area: London Southern & South East
Police Stations: Brighton, Croydon (Tramlink), Norwood Junction, Victoria,
Spring House, London Charing Cross, South East Division, Chatham, Ashford,
Ramsgate, London South (Ivason House), Maidstone

The Railway Mission

If you’d like to speak to someone, then please drop us an email at Or you could contact your local chaplain directly. They’re listed here by the regions they serve.

Our mobile chaplains, based at strategic locations across England, Wales and Scotland, offer friendship and a listening ear. We each bring a wealth of life experience, so you can be sure of our understanding.

We’re here for people at all levels and in all sectors of the rail industry, including manufacturing and subcontracting. We also serve the British Transport Police (our chaplains carry BTP ID), and members of the travelling public.

You can talk to us either face-to-face or on the telephone in normal office hours, and we’re on hand to respond to out-of-hours emergencies. We’re an independent organisation, acting impartially and with the utmost discretion.

It’s our belief that nobody on the rail network needs to feel alone, so, whatever you or your loved ones are going through, we’re here for you.