Chaplaincy

The Royal Navy is a tight knit community. And as its chaplain your ‘parish’ will be a group of ordinary people doing everyday jobs in extraordinary circumstances and places. Your role gives you the remarkable privilege of being friend and adviser to all – regardless of rank.

The people specialist

As a Royal Navy chaplain you’ll be unique in the Royal Navy. Although you won’t be an officer you will be a part of the Royal Navy command structure. And you will have the freedom to talk to everyone on an equal, informal and confidential basis.

It’s a critical position. On the whole your colleagues will be far from home. Doing a demanding job – often in tough and sometimes dangerous positions. Do you have what it takes to offer the spiritual and moral support personnel need to function as an effective force?

 

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Case study

Chaplain
NAME:
Martin
ROLE:
Chaplain
Rank:
N/A

During Martin's relatively short career he's served with the Royal Marines, in Kosovo. In Norway. In the desert and at sea. For him, it's the sheer variety of opportunities that he's enjoyed the most.


We don't carry a rank. We are there for all people who are on the ship and on operation.

Become a Chaplain

Even in modern life, where religion is often not seen as important, the Chaplain is a vital member of every Naval unit. Your position is unique and gives you the remarkable position of being "friend and adviser to all" no matter what rank, and a voice for those of any faith, or those with none.

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The Royal Navy is a tight knit community. And as its chaplain your ‘parish’ will be a group of ordinary people doing everyday jobs in extraordinary circumstances and places. Your role gives you the remarkable privilege of being friend and adviser to all – regardless of rank. 


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