What is a Military Archdeacon?

Introduction The most senior Anglican chaplain in each branch of the British Armed Forces (Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force) is made an archdeacon in the Church of England. Respectively they are titled: The Archdeacon for the Royal Navy; The Archdeacon for the Army; and The Archdeacon for the Royal Air Force. As… Read More


What is the Bishop to the Forces (UK)?

Introduction The Anglican church in the British Armed Forces falls under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury; however, for all practical purposes the function is performed by the Bishop to the Forces. His full title is “The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Episcopal Representative to the Armed Forces”. The Bishop to the Forces is not a… Read More