​Prayers for chaplains in the Defence Force
are encouraged on Defence Sunday,
November 10.
 

​Parishes are invited to pray for the work of Australian Defence Force chaplains on Defence Sunday, 10 November.
 
Defence Sunday is held annually on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day, November 11, and is an initiative of Defence Anglicans. It is an opportunity to draw attention to the spiritual needs and wellbeing of those who serve in the Defence Force as sailors, soldiers or airmen and airwomen; foster prayer support within churches for those who serve the nation through the Defence Force; encourage clergy to consider service as Defence Force chaplains; and build bridges of cooperative partnership between the Anglican ministry to the Defence Force and diocese and parish churches across Australia.
 
Organisers of Defence Sunday say that while Remembrance Day recalls the tragedy of World War 1 and the hope for peace which came with the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the experiences of the 20th and 21st centuries show that this hope remains unfulfilled.
 
Anglican Australian Defence Force Chaplains and General Synod Defence Force Board members are available to participate in parish services as guest preachers/speakers.
 
For more information about Defence Sunday, please click here.
Prayers, Bible readings and other resources for Remembrance Day are available here.
 
 
 
 

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