© RAF Chaplains’ Association 2011
President: The Chaplain-in-Chief (RAF)
OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Royal Air Force Chaplains’ Association was originally founded in the early 1970s at the instigation of the then Chaplain-in-Chief, The Venerable Leonard Ashton CB, later the first Anglican Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf.
It exists to foster links between those currently serving in the Chaplains’ Branch of the Royal Air Force and retired chaplains. Membership is open to all serving and retired members of the Chaplains’ Branch and honorary membership for widows and widowers of deceased chaplains.
After a break in its activities of some years it was revived in 2006 at a meeting at Amport House in Hampshire, by then the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, but which had previously been the home of the RAF Chaplains’ School. The Association meets annually at Amport, usually in October, for a reunion, dinner and its Annual General Meeting, and the links between serving and retired members are maintained throughout the year between the Committee of the Association and the current Chaplain-in-Chief.
The ministry of serving chaplains is supported in prayer by all its members.
Message from The Chaplain-in-Chief (RAF)
About the Association
Chairman: The Reverend Ian Greenhalgh
A very warm welcome to this website where you can view the work of the Royal Air Force Chaplains’ Association. Whether you are a member of the Association or just browsing, you will recognise the excellence of the Association’s aims: the valued ties of friendship and support, the communications bridge between serving and retired members and the encouragement of prayer, both for each other and for the continued ministry of chaplaincy within the Royal Air Force community. As Chaplain-in-Chief I very much value the rich resources that lie within the Association and I pray that we can develop these yet further.
I hope that you enjoy reading these pages as together we seek ‘to serve and not to be served’.
The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) John R Ellis QHC RAF
Welfare Officer: The Reverend Robin Noble
Secretary: The Reverend Stephen Ware
Treasurer: The Reverend Alastair Davies