Graham was appointed as Railway Mission Chaplain for Glasgow and the West of Scotland; Joining the Chaplaincy team from ScotRail. As a career railwayman, Graham started to work on the railway 25 years ago. This was after graduating from University with a Psychology Degree. He began his railway career as an Assistant Ticket Examiner, before working as a Guard, Driver and latterly as a Planner.
Early Railway Interest
Nevertheless, from an early age, he had a love of all things railway. Graham volunteered in his youth on the Talyllyn Preserved Railway, a narrow-gauge steam railway in rural Mid-Wales. However, looking forward to the challenges of his new role Graham said, “I’m looking forward to combining my three great loves, faith, building relationship with people and the railway. I want to earn people’s respect and trust; leaving them with a smile and in a better place than when we first met.”
Furthermore, Executive Director, Liam Johnston, welcomed Graham to the team and added: “The geographical area of chaplaincy cover is huge. However, with Graham’s railway background he will understand the enormity of the task. Also, he will be ready to embrace his role of with understanding and care for railway people.” While being a chaplain to the Railway Industry, Graham will work with ScotRail. As well as Network Rail and BTP and other railway companies operating in Scotland. Furthermore, he will use the Chaplaincy Office at Paisley Gilmour Street Station as a base.
Furthermore, you can find out who your local chaplain is by visiting our ‘Find a Chaplain Page‘ of the website. Working closely with British Transport Police and the railway industry the local chaplain is there to support railway staff and members of the public affected by railway operation.