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Defence Force Chaplains

Video

Defence Sunday

“The ethos of service to the nation and its people is paramount for Defence Force members. They surrender their individual rights for the national need, they go into harm’s way, and with the authority and responsibility to serve, support and protect this great nation and its interests…Chaplains of the Defence Force live among our sailors, soldiers and aviators sharing the dangers and hardships, the hopes of life and struggles, especially when it comes to death,” says The Right Rev’d Grant Dibden, Anglican Bishop to the Australian Defence Force, as he shares about Defence Sunday

People & History

Walking wounded in the sunlight

“Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy was one of the new breed of Church of England chaplains that arose during World War I. The new chaplains spent time with the regular soldiers instead of officers and found themselves transformed by the harsh realities of war,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt