Defence Force Ministry

Coat of ArmsAustralian Defence Force (ADF) Chaplains are 'missionaries' sent out from the Church to minister wherever opportunities arise.

Anglican ADF Chaplaincy is a ministry which encompasses all aspects of sacramental, pastoral, vocational, instructional and administrative duties, in which the chaplain lives with and shares the hardships and privileges of uniformed men and women.

Naval Chaplains serve both ashore and at sea.

Army Chaplains minister both in barracks and in the field.

Air Force Chaplains generally work in multi-denominational teams at major air bases.

All Anglican Australian Defence Force Chaplains are liable for operational service overseas.

For more information about the work of Anglican Defence Force Chaplains, or about the Defence Force Board, please click here.


Defence Force Board report to General Synod 2017
Defence Force Board report to General Synod 2014