The Marks of Chaplaincy

The chaplain:

  • offers ministry beyond the walls - to where people are 
  • is an invited guest and not the host 
  • is vulnerable - not powerful 
  • is commissioned by the Church and accredited by the host 
  • is an intentional presence - rather than gathering 
  • is an authentic expression of Christian Mission - sharing in what God is doing in the world 
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Chaplaincy in the RAF

Watch a video shown at the 2014 Methodist Conference. Padre Chris Acher describes his motivation to become a military chaplain, and his experiences with the RAF in Afghanistan.

"Chaplains are... the church that has left the building... We can all be involved in chaplaincy."

Martyn Atkins - General Secretary of the  Methodist Church in Britain

Read articles from the Epworth Review Chaplaincy issue December 2010