Who can be a Chaplain?

All sorts of people from all backgrounds and walks of life are called by God to be chaplains. Chaplaincy can be a full time or a part-time role. It can be paid or voluntary and can be fulfilled by lay and ordained alike.

There is no blueprint for what makes a good chaplain, but all of our chaplains share some of the following criteria and characteristics:

    • A person who is confident in his or her faith
    • Willing to serve the 95% who don’t have regular contact with our places of worship
    • A listener and pastor
    • A collaborative team member
    • A creative pioneer
    • Aged between 18 and 80+

Elizabeth Alden, Chaplain at Kings of Wessex Academy, Cheddar

How do I become a Chaplain?

First take time to pray and talk with people you know and trust in your local faith community. If you believe God is calling you to a chaplaincy role, you are welcome to contact Mike Haslam, our Chaplaincy Development Adviser. Read more about Mike’s role and how he can help.

If you are considering setting up a chaplaincy in your school, workplace, organisation or community again contact Mike in the first instance.

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