Welcome Aboard!

Welcome news for the Mission to Seafarers in Scotland as Rev Tom Allen’s appointment as Chaplain of the Scottish Ports is announced.  Tom is at present Vicar of Oakworth in the Diocese of Bradford.  Piskie bloggers and others will immediately recognise him as Big Bulky Anglican.  The post represents a significant development of the ministry of MTS in Scotland and builds on the tremendous work done by Rev Robin Underhill during the past few years.  Tom will be based near Grangemouth where he will work approximately two days each week – the rest of his time being spent developing a network of ship-visiting ministry across Scotland.  He has had a long interest in maritime affairs and chaplaincy and, not surprisingly, is deeply interested in the applications of new technology to ministry.


  1. That sounds great. I saw that National Express was offering free WiFi – including a claim that it even works in the tunnels. Certainly more than Easyjet can manage. Particularly the tunnels.

  2. Excellent news which I am sure will give MTS in Scotland a very sure direction, building on the marvellous work of Robin Underhill. I don’t know how many blog comments you get from a National Express train between london and Edinburgh!

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