Information on ordained Chaplains in Education, the Armed Forces, Health and Offending Services
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Contact Derek Holloway:
Chaplaincy to the Armed Forces
Dorset and Wiltshire have some significant military establishments, including the Royal Armoured Corps at Bovington near Wareham, the School of Signals in Blandford and the School of Infantry at Warminster.
The Salisbury Plain Training Area includes the School of Artillery at Larkhill and the military garrisons at Bulford, Tidworth, and Upavon. There is also a Royal Marines base at Poole.
Each establishment hosts chaplains, known as Padres, under the direction of the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department or the Royal Naval Chaplaincy Service. Chaplains are licensed by their denominations, including Church of England, United Board (URC and Baptist), Methodist, Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic.
Anglican chaplains are licensed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and therefore are available to minister in any of our parishes, with the permission and invitation of the local priest. Military chaplains can also participate in the Continuing Ministry Development programme and attend Deanery Chapter meetings.
Posts can be as short as two years, and the itinerant nature of the job means that faces come and go. Army chaplains are welcome in the Diocese and need prayer and support. Most will minister to large numbers of young men and women - some with young families - and entire communities facing tough situations in far away places.
Contact the Venerable Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum:
01380 729808, firstname.lastname@example.org
Details to follow, including a personal view from Jane Lloyd.
Offending Services Chaplaincy
Details to follow.
Contact the Venerable Paul Taylor, the Archdeacon of Sherborne: