What do we do?

Waterways Chaplains offers support to those who use and live on the UK waterways and canals. Chaplains are volunteers from local churches who regularly visit the waterways offering companionship and a listening ear to individuals and businesses.

Waterways Chaplains assissting at a foodbank

How can Waterways Chaplains help?

'Dear Chaplain, thank you so much for doing our dad proud by doing such a great service. Your words meant a lot to us. Thank you for your support, God bless, love V & B.'

Contact a Waterways Chaplain

Use this form to get in touch with us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Don't forget to include your location.

Contact Us

Want to know more? Need a listening ear?

Complete this email contact form or text to 07717 813682, remembering to include your location.

Meet the team

Revd Mark Chester, Senior Chaplain

Revd Mark Chester 07717 813682

I am a Church of England priest and was commissioned Senior Chaplain, Waterways in March...
Lorraine Newman Team Leader River Lee

Lorraine Newman

Team Leader South  07703 302157
Richard Alford

Revd Richard Alford

Team Leader, Midlands 07702 842794
Fran Braybrook Waterways Chaplain

Fran Braybrook

Banbury/Oxfordshire Canal

Malcolm Ernst

Leighton Buzzard to Apsley
Steve Jenkins Waterways Chaplain

Steve Jenkins

Lower Grand Union

Andy Taylor

Roving Chaplain
Barbara Davis, team leader river Stort

Barbara Davis

Kennet & Avon 07792 108554
Bob Wayment, Waterways Chaplain

Bob Wayment


Janet Wayment

Jan Wayment, Braunston
ERic Sharman, Waterways Chaplain

Eric Sharman

Lower Grand Union
Mike Wllis

Mike Wallis

Bourne End to Berkhampstead
Angie Baldwin

Angie Baldwin

Revd A Dann, Waterways Chaplain

Revd Adrian Dann

Roving Chaplain
Revd. Mark Rudall

Revd. Mark Rudall

The Revd Mark Rudall, Basingstoke Canal, Waterways Chaplain
Tina Osborne

Tina Osbourne

River Wey, Purford
Anthea Cannell

Anthea Carnell

Roydon, River Stort
Richard Martin Waterways Chaplain

Richard Martin

River Wey, Purford
Elizabeth Martin, Waterways Chaplain

Elizabeth Martin

River Wey, Purford
Chris Dann, Waterways Chaplaincy

Chris Dann

Roving Chaplain
Amanda Allchorn, Waterways Chaplain

Amanda Allchorn

Kings Langley
Carole Brennand, Waterways Chaplains

Carole Brennand

Leeds and Lancaster
Revd. David Brennand, Waterways Chaplain

Revd. David Brennand

Leeds and Lancaster
Richard Stroud, Waterways Chaplain

Richard Stroud

Leighton Buzzard to Apsley
Alan Dewhurst, Waterways Chaplain

Alan Dewhurst

Stephanie Grey-Smart, Waterways Chaplain

Stephanie Grey-Smart

Market Drayton
Malcolm Grey-Smart, Waterways Chaplain

Malcolm Grey-Smart

Market Drayton
Gillian Speight, Waterways Chaplain

Gillian Speight

John Speight, Waterways Chaplain

John Speight


Zillah Chester

Basingstoke River
Waterways Chaplain Kennet & Avon

Sue Stapleton

Kennet and Avon
Bob Stapleton Waterways Chaplain

Bob Stapleton

Kennet and Avon
Andy Smith Waterways Chaplain

Andy Smith

Alison Saunders Waterways Chaplaincy

Alison Saunders

Hungerford, Kennet and Avon
Jackie Tuffs Waterways Chaplain

Jackie Tuffs

Kings Langley
Peter Braybrook WAterways Chaplain

Peter Braybrook

Banbury/ Oxford Canal