In contrast to a usual chaplain (a priest serving a specific group of people), a bishop's chaplain or archbishop's chaplain is chaplain to a bishop or archbishop only. The office exists in the Anglican churches, the American and Scottish Episcopal Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church.
A bishop's chaplain also acts as his or her private secretary, attends and assists the bishop at all services where the bishop wears his or her mitre and carries his or her crozier, acts as proxy on some bodies and generally ministers to and prays for him or her.
- Diocese of Oxford - Reflections of a bishop's chaplain
- The Liturgical Customary of the Church of the Advent, Boston - Guidelines for the Bishop's Chaplain
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