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Church in Wales wins contract to train British military chaplains

Chaplains serving UK armed forces will continue to be trained by the Church in Wales, after St Padarn’s Institute won a training contract.

21 June 2018

Anglican and Catholic Irish Primates in joint Remembrance Sunday commemoration

A two-minute silence has been held at 11 am this morning (Friday) in many parts of the world in commemoration of those who died serving their countries in times of war.

11 November 2016

Regimental church offers mental health care for army reservists

A regiment of Canadian army reservists can soon expect to have greater access to mental health services with the launch of a new ministry in the diocese of Edmonton.

08 November 2016

Military chaplains in fight against forces' suicides

Military chaplains are working across the globe to care for the spiritual wellbeing of armed forces personnel in a bid to prevent suicide – a significant issue amongst military veterans.

02 August 2016

Bishops express concern at extension of UK's anti-Daesh airstrikes

75 years after Coventry Cathedral was destroyed in an aerial bombing campaign that blitzed the city around it; the Bishop of Coventry has warned against the “unintended consequences” of both physical and ideological collateral damage during a debate over whether or not Britain should expand its anti-Daesh campaign in Iraq to also include targets in Syrian territory.

03 December 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on UK's anti-Daesh military campaign

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that the “Just War” criteria have been met to justify military action against Daesh (IS, ISIL, ISIS) in Syria; but warned that merely bombing Daesh targets would “confirm their dreadful belief that what they are doing is the will of God.” He called for a holistic approach to tackling Daesh, which should include a “global theological component”.

02 December 2015

Defence Minister addresses Armed Forces Covenant Training Day

Church of England parishes have been reminded of the vital role they can play in helping support the Armed Forces, veterans and their families at a training day aimed at promoting the Armed Forces Covenant.

17 November 2015

Japanese Anglicans among those opposing new US military base

Okinawa Christian Council Committee statement cautions against use of force to ensure peace

07 May 2015

Abp Welby announces new Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, has appointed the Bishop  at Lambeth, the Rt Revd Nigel Stock, as Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands

13 January 2014