Royal Navy Chaplaincy Services

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Personnel[edit]

Royal Navy chaplains are commissioned by the Sovereign but do not hold military rank other than that of "Chaplain Royal Navy". They are usually addressed as Padre, Reverend or more informally Bish. Chaplains are recruited from a number of Christian denominations.

The senior Chaplain in the Royal Navy is the Chaplain of the Fleet, currently The Revd Scott J Brown CBE QHC. Mr Brown is a Church of Scotland minister. The Deputy Chaplain of the Fleet is currently The Venerable Ian Wheatley QHC RN. Mr Wheatley, an Anglican Priest, is also the Archdeacon for the Royal Navy.

Training[edit]

Chaplains undergo training at Britannia Royal Naval College alongside other Royal Navy officer cadets. After completing the course they may opt to earn their "Dolphins" and serve in the Submarine Service or the green beret (upon completion of the All Arms Commando Course) and serve with the Royal Marines.

Chaplains of the Fleet[edit]

The role of Chaplain of the Fleet, being Head of the Naval Chaplains, was established on 13 May 1859, and was originally attached to the role of Senior Chaplain at Greenwich Hospital[1] and was also the Inspector of Naval Schools. When an Anglican priest serves as the Chaplain of the Fleet (as was always the case until 1998), the chaplain is also the Archdeacon for the Royal Navy; otherwise, the archidiaconal title belongs to the slightly junior Principal Anglican Chaplain.
Service on the battleship HMS Cumberland, November 1942

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22268. p. 2107. 27 May 1859. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  2. ^ Malta Family History – Army, Navy and Air Force Chaplains 1800–1960
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24386. p. 6301. 24 November 1876. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25777. p. 420. 14 January 1888. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26720. p. 1612. 10 March 1896. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27047. p. 603. 31 January 1899. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27291. p. 1578. 10 December 1909. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27956. p. 6790. 9 October 1906. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28316. p. 9414. 10 December 1909. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 30417. p. 12812. 7 December 1917. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32846. p. 4988. 20 July 1923. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33166. p. 3455. 28 May 1926. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33506. p. 3943. 14 June 1929. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  14. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34043. p. 2545. 20 April 1934. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34279. p. 2767. 29 April 1936. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34560. p. 6338. 11 October 1938. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  17. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34814. p. 1629. 19 March 1940. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  18. ^ The London Gazette: no. 38189. p. 662. 27 January 1948. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  19. ^ The London Gazette: no. 39606. p. 3999. 25 July 1952. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  20. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 42972. p. 3378. 19 April 1963. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  21. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 43836. p. 11545. 10 December 1965. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  22. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44805. p. 2629. 7 March 1969. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  23. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44754. p. 13908. 30 December 1968. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  24. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45626. p. 3439. 20 March 1972. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  25. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45510. p. 11849. 1 November 1971. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  26. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46747. p. 14941. 24 November 1975. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  27. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 48130. p. 4155. 17 March 1980. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  28. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49800. p. 9431. 9 July 1984. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  29. ^ a b c ‘GOLDING, Ven. Simon Jefferies’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 accessed 25 November 2012
  30. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59593. p. 21037. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  31. ^ Royal Navy – Chaplain of the Fleet (Retrieved 7 June 2012)
  32. ^ ‘POLL, Ven. Martin George’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 accessed 25 November 2012
  33. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60255. p. 16941. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  34. ^ Defence Anglicans (Australia) – Prayer Diary 2013 (Accessed 3 May 2013)

Further reading[edit]

  • Bergen, Doris. L., (ed), 2004. The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century. University of Notre Dame Press ISBN 0-268-02176-7

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