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Chaplain, ADF

The Ven. Rob Sutherland CSC

About The Ven. Rob -

The Ven. Rob Sutherland CSC is licensed to The Parish of Moggill – Mt Crosby and The Parish of Chelmer and is Archdeacon to the Australian Army. Rob has deployed overseas on operations seven times including to Bougainville, Afghanistan, Timor Leste and the South Pacific, and since 2009 he has been researching and developing programmes to help soldiers suffering from spiritual wounds.

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Articles by The Ven. Rob

ADF chaplain The Ven. Rob Sutherland CSC, with Mrs Fran Tilden and Pastor Rebecca Hopfner, at a Warrior Welcome Home Program gathering on 13 September 2023 in Coolangatta

“ADF chaplains are often the front door to other support"

“Our Diocese’s geographical area could be described as ‘Defence and Veteran Central’, but that’s not what we see in our churches. Following interest in our ministry generated at our recent Synod, it’s a privilege to be invited to share a little about what Anglican Army chaplains do,” says The Ven. Rob Sutherland CSC

Homilies & Addresses

Defence Sunday 2020 homily

“Veterans long for the love of family, friends, mates, communities and even our nation, but true healing only comes from the love of God…In the decades since I last went to war, I have worked with those wounded in body, mind and spirit. They long for thanks, respect and love. And, when our love is God’s love, it heals a multitude of invisible wounds,” says Archdeacon to the Australian Army, The Ven. Rob Sutherland in this Defence Sunday homily