YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in body, mind and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to, our Christian values, we create supportive and energising communities that are open to all, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive. Here is a word from our Chaplaincy team.

“The Chaplaincy team is here to provide emotional and spiritual support to staff, volunteers, residents and service users across the charity. We do this mainly by providing a confidential and non-judgmental “listening ear”. Chaplaincy is not a professional counselling service, but we are able to refer people on.

Part of our role for the organisation is to seek God’s will and purpose for our work. YMCA has benefited from countless hours of prayer and practical support from local people and we meet regularly to pray with Church Leaders and others. We are always seeking to build deeper relationships with Churches and organisations across the area, and work with people in new and innovative ways.

If you would like to talk to someone about the deeper issues in life, simply need a listening ear, or are interested in volunteering with us, please contact a member of our team”.

Matt Penny, Chaplaincy & Support Team Leader

Matt is based in Watford and is Chaplain to our Nursery, Lincoln Drive Hostel, High Wycombe Hostel and Central Services Team.

Email: Matt.Penny@oneymca.org 
Tel: 07779 298 283

Chris Moffat, Chaplaincy & Support Worker

Chris Moffat is based in Watford and is the Chaplain to our Watford Hostel, Health & Wellbeing Team, Youth Work West Team adnd the Orbital Community Centre.

Email: chris.moffat@oneymca.org
Tel: 07468 717 661