What is a chaplain?
A chaplain is a person who, in their capacity as a member of a religious organisation, provides pastoral care to people in need. A chaplain is usually attached to a particular facility including all major public hospitals, and aged care facilities auspiced by the church.
The Anglican Church supports chaplains in a variety of contexts, including Health and Aged Care, Schools, Tertiary education, and prison. If you are looking for prayer, care and support for yourself or a loved one, please use the links below to find a chaplain in the appropriate context, or contact your local parish.
The Anglican Church in Melbourne is a leader in the area of chaplaincy through the appointment of well trained and supported chaplains in hospitals.
Anglican chaplains work closely with chaplains from other denominations and faiths to form a Chaplaincy Team which ministers to the spiritual needs of prisoners throughout the State’s fourteen prisons and Youth Justice centres.
A chaplain is a value add for every school community and a key part of the school welfare team.
The Anglican Church has links with various tertiary institutions within the Diocese of Melbourne.