What is a Chaplain?
A chaplain, is described as a clergyman of a private institution, chapel or regiment. Today, chaplains are assigned to the defence forces, police, ambulance, fire brigade, hospitals, business and industry, gaols, educational facilities, shopping centres, airports and a variety of large and small organisations. Not all chaplains are clergymen. Some are ordained men and women but others are lay members of their churches. Our chaplains are authorised by both the University and the chaplain's sponsoring denomination.
The chaplains come from several different Churches providing spiritual, religious, ethical, pastoral and personal support and care to students and staff. Chaplains participate in the social and academic life of the University and welcome the opportunity to meet and speak with the community.
- Provide a focus for the community's faith life
- Provide opportunities for prayer and worship
- Provide possibilities to celebrate milestones in life
- Provide individual spiritual guidance and direction
- Provide a listening ear, especially during times of crisis
- Provide study groups, bible study and more.
Additional documentation is available in pdf. There is a Code of Conduct for Chaplains, which is supplementary to the general University Code of Conduct. And there is a document containing Guidelines for the Appointment and Work of University Chaplains.