Chaplain to Young Farmers


The Chaplain to young farmers offers pastoral and practical support as part of the wider work of the Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy; supporting young farmers and their families and identifying and engaging with the issues affecting young farmers.

The Chaplain works closely with other farming support charities and the rural church in offering holistic support to young farmers in Derbyshire.

With a sound knowledge of the farming industry and a proven track record of providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals in crisis, this service is well placed to provide a valuable service throughout Derbyshire.  

Emily Brailsford is the Chaplain to young farmers. Emily lives with her husband and three children in Matlock and both her and her husband’s families have lived and farmed in Derbyshire for the last few hundred years.

“What is a Chaplain to young farmers?”

The chaplaincy helps agricultural families through difficult situations, whatever they might be.

Emily is in post to work specifically with the younger farming community, to listen to individual need or collective issues especially from a faith perspective. She works closely with the Young Farmers Clubs in Derbyshire and travels around to various services, events and shows to make connections and spread the word about her work.

If you are a young person in the agricultural sector and feel you would benefit from a friendly ear, then please get in touch with Emily. She is very easy to talk to and her service is confidential. 

Social Media

Being of the younger generation (under 40!), social media is a key component of getting the message across as well as being a tool for people to connect with her.

Twitter: @EmilyBrailsford

Instagram: DerbysYFChaplain

If you, or someone you know would like to speak to Emily about anything at all, in confidence, please phone or email her on: 07594 088 858 / [email protected]