Defence Anglicans

Defence Anglicans is the community of Anglican Christians who are associated with the Australian Defence Force.

Our community not only consists of full-time Defence Force Chaplains, but also part-time Chaplains, both military members and members of the Australian Public Service, and of course the families of defence members.

Our commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ is expressed in ministry.

We trust that you will find resources, support and inspiration on our web page to help you in your spiritual journey.

On this site, you can find out about how to contact your local Anglican military chaplain for pastoral care and other spiritual and religious support and assistance.

You can also find out about our leadership and how we are a network of the Anglican Church of Australia.

Disclaimer: Defence Anglicans is an Anglican Church web site.

The views expressed are those of the individual contributors. News links are provided to external sites.

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Anglican Military – Outreach and Service (AMOS) Foundation AMOS goals – the comfort, the welfare, and the education of ADF members and their families, plus

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Your Church Parish

Your church and the broader Anglican Church can receive substantial benefit through the training and experience that ministers, deacons and priests receive in the Australian

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Be Informed Defence Anglican Chaplains work in an environment that encompasses the life of people who have given their lives to the interests of Australia’s

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Employer Support Payment Scheme

The Employer Support Payment Scheme (ESPS) provides financial
 assistance to eligible employers of reservists and self-employed reservists,
 when the reservist is absent from their civilian

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Image of Australian Army padre Chaplain Jim Cosgrove reads a prayer during the reinternment service held at Sydney War Cemetery in Rookwood, NSW, on Friday, 3 June 2016.


Purpose We are here to serve the Lord, the Nation and the Australian Defence Force family whenever and wherever we are called. Posture We seek

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What we Believe

Anglicans hold the Christian Faith Anglicans hold the Christian faith that finds its origins in the person and teaching of Jesus Christ, as found in

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Pastoral Care

Our Chaplains are here for you, to see to you and to be with you, wherever your heart, soul or spirit is at this moment

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Command Support

This page helps describe the Command support provided to Australian Defence Force by Defence Anglican Chaplains. Contribution to Defence Capability Defence Chaplains support Commanders at

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Leadership Vision, Guidance and Support Defence Anglican Chaplaincy provides an effective Leadership and Governance structure to ensure both the Defence Force leadership and serving Chaplains

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Our Stories

Our Stories Telling Chaplain’s stories allows us to share with others the purpose and value being Chaplain brings to others and the Chaplain’s themselves. They

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Image of Australian Army Bag Piper Musician Dave Leaders conducts a rehearsal at the Ari Burnu cemetery ahead of the 2017 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli, Turkey.


Since and prior to the inception of the Australian Defence Force, Chaplains have played a major role in support of Command and Personnel. Many times

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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions in relation to Chaplains in the Australian Defence Force. Privacy Is my conversation private with a

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