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Chaplains & Visitation

Chaplains & Visitation

The Salvation Army offers a network of Christian chaplains to support you in your situation.

Salvation Army chaplains are committed to meeting people right at their point of need, and to providing material, physical, religious and spiritual support as required.

Salvation Army chaplains are skilled and caring listeners and the highest level of professional confidentiality can be expected when you speak to a chaplain.

The role of Chaplains

The Role of the Chaplain is quite broad and varied, with it's emphasis on offering practical. emotional and spiritual support, and may include

  • Pastoral Care
  • Advocacy
  • Pastoral counselling
  • Companionship
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Worship
  • Debriefing
  • Education
  • Prayer

Spirituality, faith and religion can be confusing at times. At your invitation, Chaplains can assist you in the journey of exploring beliefs about God, faith and spirituality.

Chaplains provide emotional and spiritual support in environments where we know that sometimes life can get a bit tough and can also provide links to local churches and the programs that they run.

Chaplaincy Services

The Salvation Army provides chaplains to support people in many of the following locations

How to contact a chaplain

Our Courts & Prisons Chaplains and our Rural Chaplains are available by appointment. Please use the information on the respective pages for more information on how to get in touch.

Most other chaplains (like school chaplains and hospital chaplains) are accessible only through the management of the facility they work within. Speak to a staff member in your location if you'd like to speak to a chaplain in these places.

Home visitation

Our chaplains do not make visitations, however there may be Salvation Army volunteers in your local area who are able to visit if you are in need of emotional or spiritual support and are unable to leave your home.

If you are in need of home visitation for professional counselling or community welfare then please contact a relevant agency as our volunteers are not able to assist in these areas.

Contact your local Salvation Army church

More information

For more information on The Salvation Army's chaplaincy services, please fill in the contact form below.

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