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Chaplains are people normally appointed by the Church to work in all kinds of places outside the normal life of the congregation. There are chaplains in hospitals, workplaces, prisons, the armed forces, shopping centres, rural areas, colleges, universities and schools to name but a few.

In all these places chaplains try to show God’s love through offering care and support, and by representing Christian values and beliefs. Chaplains share the great privilege of discovering what God is doing out there – beyond the Church. In our diverse society, chaplaincy has to show the greatest sensitivity and respect. Christian chaplains often work in ecumenical teams or alongside colleagues from other faiths.

There are many different kinds of United Reformed Church chaplains. Most are volunteers – ordained ministers working full time as chaplains are very much in the minority. A chaplain could be a visitor at the hospital, part of a team who talk to the staff in the shopping centre or someone who meets with students and staff at the local college.

If you would like to know more about chaplaincy opportunities, please contact the Secretary for Ministries [email protected]

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