Railway Mission has announced Tony Miller as the new Railway Chaplain for the London South and Southern Rail Network replacing John Robinson who stepped down recently.
Tony brings a wealth of experience to the chaplaincy. As well as working as a prison chaplain, Tony has worked extensively within the community of Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon, and West London in reaching out to hard-to-reach people with complex challenging needs.
He has founded community initiatives in partnership with Local Government including leading the prevention and intervention of gang gun and knife crime and supporting families who have been directly impacted by murder, suicide, violence and gun or knife crime.
During difficult times he has often met with family members to support them through sudden and tragic deaths which have impacted the family and the local community.
Liam Johnston, Executive Director of Railway Mission said: “Chaplaincy plays an important role in supporting the mental health and well-being of railway staff. Railway staff face unique challenges, including exposure to traumatic incidents, and the need to maintain the safety and security of passengers.
“Tony will be offering emotional support to railway staff who are dealing with the stresses and strains of their work and personal lives, by providing a listening ear, offering comfort and reassurance, and helping staff process their feelings and emotions.”
For more information regarding the Railway Mission chaplains visit www.railwaymission.org
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