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Pop up Chaplaincy

18 July 2017
The Yeovilton Chaplaincy likes to look after their flock at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton popping up here, there and everywhere to check on the wellbeing of their ‘crewmates’.

The Chaplaincy Team at RNAS Yeovilton is a vital part of our Naval Unit giving support to those who need it in an environment that can differ quite considerably to that of a civilian life, one of the reasons for the ‘Pop-Up’ Chaplaincy idea alongside pastoral workers from Aggie Weston’s http://www.aggies.org.uk/

Eddie Wills, the Chaplaincy Team Leader at Yeovilton,Pop explained: “The idea of ‘Pop-up Chaplaincy’ is to export a bit of morale to parts of the Air Station that don’t otherwise have the chance to visit us for a stand easy at the Haven.

"Our Aggie’s Pastoral Workers Alan and Hilary like to get out and about and are really good at creating a relaxed atmosphere wherever we pitch up."

The idea of ‘Pop-up Chaplaincy’ is to export a bit of morale to parts of the Air Station that don’t otherwise have the chance to visit us for a stand easy at the Haven.

Eddie Wills

Aggie Weston’s is a charity that provides Pastoral Workers to help support those serving in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their families. They work as part of the Chaplaincy Teams to encourage and support those both inside and outside the wire by providing space to chat and relax.

The Chaplaincy’s Teams most recent visit was to the Air Traffic Control Tower to deliver fresh coffee and donuts to the Air Traffic staff.

This was greatly  appreciated as an opportunity to step away for a brief time from the day to day high pressure that comes with managing the day to day Air movements in the tower of one of the busiest military Air Stations in Europe.

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