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A chaplain does not provide a formal counselling service, but is there to listen and take an interest. They will be found almost anywhere in the town, particularly in the shopping areas.

Chaplains are careful not to interrupt work, but often snatch a few words with colleagues, to be a support and encouragement during the busy working day. If needed, they can make themselves available for longer conversations
over coffee.

What you talk about is up to you.

Who are the Chaplains?

Newbury town chaplains are a team of people from local churches who are clearly identified by blue “chaplain” gilets. They will be visiting the local shops on a regular basis for a couple of hours at least once a week.

As you see them around, do say hello!

“But I’m not religious!”

Although a chaplain is a person of faith, they are not visiting to talk about religion but to listen to whatever you want to talk about.


Newbury Town Chaplaincy is an initiative of the Methodist Church supported by Christians Together