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?

"I can’t thank you all enough and my local surgery for recommending I contact you and a higher power for helping out too. I feel very privileged to have been given the help and support I’ve received when I needed it most otherwise it could have been a very different outcome. You have categorically SAVED A LIFE! God bless you all." Boater H, Buckby Locks

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Meet The Team

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Mark Chester, Waterways Chaplain
Revd Mark Chester
Senior National Waterways Chaplain

Waterways@workplacematters.org.uk I am a Church of England priest appointment to lead churches in Plymouth, Birmingham and Surrey.  At the same time I was in partnership with local councils, establishing resources

Revd Mark Chester
Barbara Davis Lead Waterways Chaplain-North
Barbara Davis
Lead Waterways Chaplain- North

07792 108554 Lead Waterways Chaplain – North I have found it a privileged to serve the people on the waterways in Christ’s name since 2013. 

Barbara Davis
Sarah Hayes Lead Waterways Chaplain- South
Revd Sarah Hayes
Lead Waterways Chaplain -South

07878 455644

Revd Sarah Hayes
Lorraine Newman, Waterways Chaplain
Lorraine Newman
Senior Waterways Chaplain - London and South East

07703 302157

Lorraine Newman
Richard Alford, Waterways Chaplain
Revd Richard Alford
Senior Waterways Chaplain - West Midlands

07702 842794 I am a URC minster who stepped down from full time ministry in 2011 but still taking services.  I now attend a Baptist

Revd Richard Alford
Tina Osborne, Waterways Chaplain
Tina Osborne
Senior Waterways Chaplain - Surrey & Hants

                07747 600001   River Wey, Pyrford

Tina Osborne
Martin Buck Senior Waterways Chaplain North West
Martin Buck
Senior Waterways Chaplain - North West

07867 616185

Martin Buck
Revd Pat Willis Senior Waterways Chaplain
Revd Pat Willis
Senior Waterways Chaplain Kennet & Avon

07731 331 154

Revd Pat Willis