a young woman sits opposite a counsellor and explains her feelings. They are sitting on armchairs in the counsellor's office . The young woman is smiling as she listens to the advice.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
2 Corinthians 1:3-10

Anglican Chaplains minister in Hospitals, Aged Care Facilities, Prisons and Schools. They represent the Lord Jesus as His ambassadors, bringing His compassion and comfort and ministering to the spiritual needs of those who are hurting and in trouble. They will also encourage, empower and support those they work with – clients, inmates, residents, families and students. Chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support, a listening ear, empathy, spiritual guidance, prayer, scripture and advocacy. They may also promote healing, support reconciliation, provide sustaining presence, explore personal liberation and provide practical support. They also facilitate religious services and rituals where needed.

“We would like to acknowledge the wonderful work the Hospital Chaplains do for the hospital as well as for the patients and parents…the hospital chaplains have been absolutely fantastic, they have supported us 100% from being right by our side, guiding and supporting us through, to late phone calls when we were worried … and with their love and prayers and genuine care and guidance for people. We honestly wouldn’t have done without all their love, guidance and help.”
Letter from a Patient’s family members

Chaplains hope to assist anyone who finds themselves in hard places – this could include yourself or the ones you love. Please support the Anglican Chaplains as they seek to support others.