Forces chaplains

This 2017 short film offers a moving insight into the Methodist Church's contribution to Forces Chaplaincy


For all matters relating to Methodist Forces Chaplaincy contact:

The Revd Chrissie Howe - Secretary of the Forces Board


Telephone: 0779 9902 568


Chaplaincy Packs

Forces Chaplaincy Pack 

Military Chaplaincy: New Enquiries Information 

Military Chaplaincy: Enquiry Form 


Links to more information

Royal Air Force Chaplains Branch: 

Royal Army Chaplains Department:

Royal Navy Chaplaincy Service:


Methodist Forces Board Pastoral Projects

The MFB is responsible for a growing number of pastoral projects across the UK military.  These projects support local chaplains to extend their contact with service personnel and their families and our workers collaborate  with the local chaplaincy team. 

Our aim is to deliver reliable and compassionate Christian pastoral care to all, regardless of religion or belief.  Each project is shaped by local factors, and has a particular focus - for instance, one is focused on children and young people of military families, another on families of serving personnel.

For more information please see the latest annual report for the pastoral projects.

Further projects are being developed.  If you are interested in learning more about any of the stories in this report, or to discuss a potential project, please contact Phil Maltby, MFB Projects Officer on 07974 208360 or



Roots, Boots and Wings

This powerful short video gives an insight into the experiences of children and young people whose parents are in the military. It reminds us that many people continue to make a sacrifice for our freedom and wellbeing. 

Chaplaincy in the RAF

The video below is a presentation 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.

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