Royal Navy Chaplains

Royal Navy chaplains provide pastoral care to navy personnel and are present at the heart of their working lives.

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Chaplains can be found on every base and provide vital support in times of peace and, of course, times of conflict.

Smaller ships may share a chaplain with two or three other small vessels. Bigger ships like destroyers have a chaplain on board.

If you have a problem or an issue you can’t cope with, you can talk to the chaplains. You sit down, and they give you a cup of tea and a biscuit – they’re always open and very kind. Chaplains never speak down to you – their door is always open. They ensure you get the help you need.

Able Seaman Harry Thompson
Mine Warfare Specialist