Please note: the following item (originally published on 27th April 2018) was updated on 23rd May 2018 to share details of an information event that is to be held in Saxilby on Thursday, 7th June 2018. For further details, please download this flyer.

Deborah Nouwen, Deputy National Waterways Chaplain, writes...

Waterways chaplaincy is a growing ecumenical national ministry aiming to supplement the work of local churches by reaching out pastorally to people involved in any way with life on our canals and rivers. 

We are currently expanding our volunteer chaplains’ network in the Doncaster, Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham area and associated rivers and canals. We are starting a brand-new hub that will have its base on the Chesterfield Canal, but extending out into the surrounding areas. Chaplains are both ordained and lay and no experience of boating is required as training will be given.

If you are interested in becoming a waterways chaplain, or would like someone to talk to a church group about our work, please contact me by email.

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