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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


Locations providing Chaplaincy

Anglicare Chesalon Beecroft Chaplaincy

146 Beecroft Road
Beecroft NSW 2119
(02) 9869 0505
Services: Chaplaincy

Anglicare Chesalon Jannali Chaplaincy

15 Lenna Pl
Jannali NSW 2226
(02) 8539 7022
Services: Chaplaincy

Anglicare Chesalon Malabar Chaplaincy

31 Raglan St
Malabar NSW 2036
(02) 8346 8400
Services: Chaplaincy

Anglicare Chesalon Richmond Chaplaincy

133 Londonderry Road
Richmond NSW 2753
Services: Chaplaincy

Anglicare Chesalon Woonona Chaplaincy

20 Alice St
Woonona NSW 2517
Services: Chaplaincy

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.  

1 Sloane St
Summer Hill NSW 2130
(02) 9798 1400

Concord Repatriation and General Hospital

Hospital Road
Concord NSW 2139
Services: Chaplaincy

Cumberland Hospital

1-11 Hainsworth St
Westmead NSW 2145
Services: Chaplaincy

Dawn de Loas Correctional Centre

Andrew Carter - acarter[at][dot]au 
Michael Wells - mwells[at][dot]au

Holker St
Silverwater NSW 2128
Services: Chaplaincy

Dillwynia Correctional Centre

The Northern Road
Services: Chaplaincy