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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


Push For Better

“Many of the most vulnerable people when it comes to mental health are vulnerable because they are in some way different from the expectation. Sadly, this too often leads to social ostracism or outright bullying, putting significant stress on people,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt


Remembrance Day

This year on Remembrance Day and Defence Sunday, we remember our Defence Force Chaplains and the important pastoral care work they do with our military personnel and veterans