Chaplaincy is Christian ministry in hard places, bringing a Christian voice to the public sphere. We do this in partnership with Churches which may not have a voice in these places. Our Chaplains are equipped with theological training and skilled in pastoral care. They bring Christ’s compassion to people experiencing distress or trauma. In times of anxiety and uncertainty our Chaplains offer the message of the hope, peace and forgiveness found in Jesus Christ.
Our Diocesan Chaplains are appointed and licensed by the Archbishop of Sydney to minister in major hospitals, mental health facilities, prisons and juvenile justice centres in the Diocese. Anglicare Chesalon Chaplains are appointed by Anglicare and licensed by the Archbishop. They serve within and alongside our Aged Care services and programs. Every Anglicare Chaplain is focused on bringing the message of hope and life through Jesus Christ to people who are in need and may have no other contact with Christians.
Chaplains can be contacted during normal office hours at the places where they minister. Many of our Hospital Chaplains will also be on call for after hour emergencies.
True freedom is found behind bars as damaged hearts are renewed by Christ. Suzie Johnson- Chaplain Dillwynia Women’s Prison, Windsor
Anglicare Sydney also offers Chaplaincy Training and Support, in partnership with Moore Theological College. Various training is available, whether as a volunteer alongside one of our Chaplains or in preparation for Chaplaincy ministry.
For further information about Chaplaincy services please contact Miriam Wood
Keep up to date and be encouraged by the work of our chaplains via their blog
Spiritual issues sometimes come more into focus as people realise they are not invincible. Hospital Chaplains are able to help patients and their families express their concerns and to discover answers through faith in Jesus. Ian Rienits – Chaplain, Hospitals of the Illawarra/Shoalhaven
Can you turn your life around once you’ve gone to prison? Meet Wally Pospelyj – one of our Prison Chaplains. He cares for the spiritual and emotion needs of prisoners. Wally talks to the prisoners about Jesus and how they can know Him. One prisoner says of Wally “He’s a good chaplain - he keeps me on track”. See part one of a three part series on Prison Chaplains. http://ow.ly/3Vhu300dUy3 See part two next week on Compass, 6.30 Sunday on ABC TV.
Locations providing Chaplaincy
Anglicare Chesalon Beecroft Chaplaincy
Anglicare Chesalon Jannali Chaplaincy
Anglicare Chesalon Malabar Chaplaincy
Anglicare Chesalon Richmond Chaplaincy
Anglicare Chesalon Woonona Chaplaincy
Anglicare Parramatta Office
Head office for Anglicare Sydney
Anglicare Summer Hill Office
Families and young people who are clients of Family and Community Services often have complex needs that require a suite of support options. Lisgar aims to address these needs by providing an individually tailored, accessible and flexible service.
Concord Repatriation and General Hospital
Paul Weaver - pweaver[at]anglicare.org[dot]au
Rick Sewell - rsewell[at]anglicare.org[dot]au