All in a week's work

The Diocesan Link newspaper has interviewed a number of chaplains over the last year or so. Some of these interviews have been reproduced here to give you a flavour of the diverse and interesting roles that occupy some chaplains around the Diocese of Rochester.  This is not an exhaustive list and some of the chaplains featured here may have moved since their interview was completed. Although there may be several chaplains in similar roles – for example, a hospital chaplain, we have only interviewed one person from each category.


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Prison
Prison Chaplain - Mother Susie Simpson. There are 3 prisons on the Cookham Wood site in Rochester: Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution (HMYOI) Rochester, which takes male inmates between the ages of 18 and 21, HMYOI Cookham Wood, for young men aged between 15 and 18 and Medway Secure Training Centre which is run by the Health Authority for male and female offenders under 15.

Sea Farers
Medway and Thames Ports Chaplain - The Rev Ray Trudgett. A former Royal Marine, the Rev Ray Trudgett has been working as Port Chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers for 17 years.

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