Topic: Chaplaincy

Chaplains in support of R U OK? Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

There was a little bit of drizzle and plenty of sizzle as HMAS Kuttabul Chaplains manned the barbeques in support of R U OK?Day, which was held nationally on 10 September 2020.

New Chaplaincy branch introduces non-religious care option

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Stephen Varney, Chaplain Sharon White and Chaplain Majidid Essa with the new non-faith-specific rank Branch insignia. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Stephen Varney, Chaplain Sharon White and Chaplain Majidid Essa with the new non-faith-specific rank Branch insignia.

To complement the integral religious pastoral care and spiritual support services offered by Navy Chaplains, the re-named Navy Chaplaincy Branch has introduced secular Maritime Spiritual Wellbeing Officers.

Christmas message from the Navy’s Principal Chaplain

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

File image: Stained glass window in the Royal Australian Navy Chapel, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: )

File image: Stained glass window in the Royal Australian Navy Chapel, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

Christmas is almost upon us. Whether religious or not, we can all agree that this is time, in our otherwise busy year, to take stock of what’s important for our wellbeing.

Navy-themed New Testament launched in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019. (photo: SIG Robert Whitmore)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019.

A Navy-themed edition of the New Testament has been launched aboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney, making it easy for officers and sailors of faith to take the Bible to sea.

Values and ethics discussed at chaplains’ seminar

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

USS Emory S Land Chaplain Lieutenant Wilking Jean (front centre) poses with Chaplains from Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN (back left) during the inaugural tri-service Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar at the Chaplain Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

USS Emory S Land Chaplain Lieutenant Wilking Jean (front centre) poses with Chaplains from Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN (back left) during the inaugural tri-service Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar at the Chaplain Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.

HMAS Stirling recently hosted the Army’s Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar with 18 chaplains attending from all three services of the Australian Defence Force.

New wellbeing precinct opens at Fleet Base West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Attendees pose together outside the HMAS Stirling Chaplaincy Centre entrance 'The Hutcho Portico' after the conclusion of the official reopening of the Wellbeing Precinct at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Attendees pose together outside the HMAS Stirling Chaplaincy Centre entrance 'The Hutcho Portico' after the conclusion of the official reopening of the Wellbeing Precinct at HMAS Stirling, WA.

July 15 marked a significant date in the Fleet Base West calendar as it saw the official re-opening of a number of personnel-support units that are collectively known as the Wellbeing Precinct.

Canberra’s padres offer counsel and support to all

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The two chaplains deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 may have different religions but their roles were the same: to counsel and provide pastoral care to all on board.

Navy officer honoured as role model at Gargi Awards

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

Navy’s Principal Chaplain Colin Acton congratulates Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing on her Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, Fire and Emergency Services category. (photo: Unknown)

Navy’s Principal Chaplain Colin Acton congratulates Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing on her Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, Fire and Emergency Services category.

It was a proud moment for Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing, when she was recently recognised By the Hindu Council of Australia with a Gargi Award.

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.