The Ocean Terminal is a large shopping centre in the Port of Leith, and houses the Visitor Centre for the Royal Yacht Britannia, moored nearby. Since 2002, it has been a focal point for outreach work organised through Leith Churches Together. We aim to connect with, and serve, the people who use and work in Ocean Terminal and the wider Leith area. Over the years, this has included charity events; themed mall-walking; children’s art exhibitions; World Day of Prayer services; and a workplace chaplaincy to give support and a listening ear to those employed there.
The most recent phase of the project ran from 2010 to 2015, when the Church of Scotland funded a project leader, Jennifer Stark, working with financial, prayerful and much other support from the member churches of Leith Churches Together. You can find details and photos of activities and events during this period in our Archives pages. For a short account of the most recent phase, see Ocean Terminal Project Archive.
From April 2015, the project entered a new phase with a partnership between Leith Churches Together, Ocean Terminal, and Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland. The new Ocean Terminal chaplain is Margaret Ann Fraser. She is in Ocean Terminal regularly during the week, and can be contacted as follows:
Mobile: 07507 208 314
or via the Ocean Terminal Customer Service desk.
For a picture of Margaret Ann, and publicity poster, click on the link.
Margaret Ann Chaplaincy poster
*WPCS is a registered charity, funded by Scottish churches and businesses, which supports paid and volunteer workplace chaplains in many contexts, including the fire service, Post Office, retail outlets and firms, across Scotland.