Topic: Chaplaincy

Principal Chaplain’s end of year message

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

File image: Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton speaks about the Chaplaincy Reporting Tool, that was launched in January 2017.  (photo: Jay Cronan)

File image: Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton speaks about the Chaplaincy Reporting Tool, that was launched in January 2017.

When you hear the word Christmas, what images pop into your mind?

Chaplain returns to Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling.

The Navy’s Submarine Force Chaplain has returned to the role after several years away providing capability to a variety of units within the RAN.

Easter message from Navy's Head Chaplain

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton.

As the weekend passes and many in Navy are sailing away from their families and loved ones to support Australia’s interests, let’s take time to reflect on our lives and the challenges before us.

Counting blessings this festive season

Published on by PCHA Colin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton.

Reflecting on the season, here’s the annual Christmas message from Navy’s Principal Chaplain, Colin Acton.

 

More on offer than prayers

Published on by Ms Michelle Fretwell (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton speaks about the Chaplaincy Reporting Tool, launched in January 2017. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton speaks about the Chaplaincy Reporting Tool, launched in January 2017.

Seeking chaplaincy support, counsel and assessment is much more common than you might think.

Watson’s wonderful place of worship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson Chapel. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson Chapel.

Whitewashed walls and giant windows of HMAS Watson’s chapel shine like a beacon in the morning sun atop Sydney’s South Head.

Praying for those who serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABEWSM Brett Cogdon (author and photographer)

Chaplain Stephen Hutchison recites the RAAF prayer with Chaplain Grant Ludlow (right) and Commander Gavin Reeves during the National Day of Prayer for Defence at Chapel of Saint Paul on HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABEWSM Brett Cogdon)

Chaplain Stephen Hutchison recites the RAAF prayer with Chaplain Grant Ludlow (right) and Commander Gavin Reeves during the National Day of Prayer for Defence at Chapel of Saint Paul on HMAS Stirling, WA.

It is said that there are no atheists in fox holes, but for many Navy members their spiritual side can be neglected in the pace of service life. That said for the National Day of Prayer for Defence, some Navy Chaplains joined forces to pray for Defence members and their families as a reminder to acknowledge the sacrifices service can require.

Principal Chaplain - Navy Christmas Message

Published on by Director General Chaplaincy - Navy Principal Chaplain Stuart Hall (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

File image: Director General Chaplaincy - Navy, Principal Chaplain Stuart Hall (centre). (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

File image: Director General Chaplaincy - Navy, Principal Chaplain Stuart Hall (centre).

As the end of the year comes upon us, with the opportunity to relax and reflect, we can find ourselves commemorating the various events in our life that have taken place and shaped us over the past 12 months.

HMAS Tobruk holds two church parades on same day - a Navy first

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Emma Franklin (photographer)

Army Chaplain Gary Pope and Navy Chaplain Thi Lam after conducting their respective church parades on 24 November 2013, aboard HMAS Tobruk as she sails toward Philippines as part of Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: Sergeant Emma Franklin)

Army Chaplain Gary Pope and Navy Chaplain Thi Lam after conducting their respective church parades on 24 November 2013, aboard HMAS Tobruk as she sails toward Philippines as part of Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

Chaplains made history on Sunday 24 November when two church parades were held for the first time in HMAS Tobruk.

'Faith Under Fire' for PNGDF

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules.

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force are getting the chance to explore their spiritual fitness, participating in the Australian Defence Force ‘Faith Under Fire’ course being offered by HMAS Choules Padre, Chaplain Ian Lindsay.