The Railway Mission railway chaplaincy team has won the Health & Wellbeing Award at this year’s prestigious RailStaff Awards, held at the NEC Birmingham on the 30th of November 2023. Liam Johnston, Executive Director of the charity said
We want to Praise God for this wonderful and humbling award and thank everyone who voted for us to be shortlisted as finalists.
The 20 members of the chaplaincy team won the accolade at the annual awards, which celebrate the outstanding work of individuals and teams within the rail industry, for its unwavering dedication to supporting rail staff on life’s journey.
The panel of expert judges recognised the chaplaincy team’s positive impact on the physical and mental health of railway employees, helping individuals to lead healthier and happier lives.
Mr Johnston continues to say “I am extremely proud of the committed team, who value each and every member of the ‘railway family’ and have transformed the lives of countless individuals.”
As a non-denominational Christian organisation, the Railway Mission serves the railway industry with love, compassion, and grace. They are not there to impose any religious doctrines or traditions on anyone, but to share the good news of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose again to give us eternal life.
Railway Mission believes that the railway industry is a strategic field for the gospel. It is a place where people from different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs come together. It is a place where people face various challenges, pressures, and opportunities. It is a place where people need hope, comfort, and guidance.
That is why the charity provides chaplains to the railway industry. Chaplains are trained and qualified Christian workers who offer pastoral care, spiritual support, and practical assistance to anyone who needs it and are available to listen, pray, counsel, and to refer to other support services and they are respectful, confidential, and professional.