Chaplains and ‘sector ministers’ work on the front line of mission around Canterbury Diocese in workplaces, hospitals, prisons, places of education (schools, colleges and Universities) and among the men and women of the armed forces.
Some Chaplains are directly resourced by the Diocese, and overseen through the Communities and Partnerships framework; others answer to the institutions where they work, or to national bodies.
“Chaplains make a creative contribution to the whole spectrum of University life. They lead worship, offer pastoral care and Christian teaching to students and staff and are actively involved with student societies, academic departments and decision-making bodies”. [Anglican Chaplain, University of Kent]
Chaplains are religious representatives and as they are often attached to secular institutions they may aim to help meet the spiritual needs of people of all faiths and none.
In Canterbury Diocese, chaplains are lay and ordained, employed and volunteer, and serve in a wide variety of settings, including:
Chaplaincy in Higher Education
There are two Chaplaincies, one at the University of Kent and the other at Canterbury Christ Church University.
- Revd Dr Stephen Laird, Dean of Chaplains, University of Kent – firstname.lastname@example.org www.kent.ac.uk/chaplaincy www.christianfocus.info
- Revd David Stroud, Anglican Chaplain Canterbury Christ Church University – email@example.com www.canterbury.ac.uk/chaplaincy