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 of time.
We are person centric.
We seek to attend to your well-being – body, mind and soul.
We share your service life experiences. We will seek to visit you in your workplace, and be with you on exercises and deployments.
We will walk with you and support you through times of anxiety, fear, stress, moral dilemmas, guilt, fatigue and loneliness.
We accept human frailty in a helpful non-condemnatory manner, but at the same time uphold and strive to help you through what ever your personal circumstance may be.
We seek to support those who are wounded, injured and ill, and provide consolation for those dying.
The pastoral care we provide extends beyond Defence Force personnel to your family.
We are part of the Defence Forces’ family support team and will support you in a confidential manner, including those who are bereaved and distressed.
We provide such support as:
- Pastoral Counselling
- Prayer Support
- Personal Reflection
- Opportunities for worship
We also maintain a network of institution and community contacts, both within Defence and in the Civilian community to ensure that you have access to appropriate support resources.
We also share a responsibility for the development and delivery of character and pastoral education programs. Character education programs aim to encourage spiritual formation of individuals in order to develop personal characteristics and interpersonal skills, which motivate responsible moral judgements and behaviour conducive to the common good of the Defence Force, its personnel and teams.
Our support is pastoral, spiritual and religious.
As such, we conduct Church services and Bible studies, particularly in the deployed environment as well as the conduct of occasional pastoral services such as baptisms, marriages and funerals.