Friday 13 Jun 2003


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Manchester Piccadilly station’s services are soon to be increased with the opening of its first Railway Chaplain’s office. Wednesday 18 June will see Reverend Michael Tewkesbury take up his new office on the 2nd floor of Piccadilly Tower as chaplain for Manchester Piccadilly station.      Reverend Tewkesbury has been a chaplain for the north west region for over five years and covers several areas from Stoke up to Barrow including Crewe, Wigan, Colne and Buxton.  He has worked in churches and mission halls around the country for twenty-five years. As well as working within Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Health and Safety disciplines, he previously worked in engineering for the nuclear industry. He will be available for two days a week in his Manchester office, while the rest of his time will be spent visiting stations, yards, depots, offices and signalboxs, offering counseling, support and friendship as well as spiritual guidance and help regardless of race or background. The chaplain is available to all rail staff and all members of the general public and can be contacted on 07718 971915. Speaking about his new office, Reverend Tewkesbury, Railway Chaplain said: “My role is to offer support and spiritual guidance to anyone who requires it. I am looking forward to having a new office based in central Manchester. It means I am lot more accessible to rail staff as well as the general public, as and when they need me.”

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