Rev Dr John Breadon, chaplain of St George's Post 16 Centre, a college in Hockley, Birmingham, said: "People are talking chaplaincies
seriously since the whole Islamic fundamentalism thing.
According to the Church of England, more than half of colleges now have chaplaincies
At that time, it consisted of two separate Christian-only chaplaincies
: the Chaplain Branch (Roman Catholic) and the Chaplain Branch (Protestant), each with its own chaplain general and staff.
Reverend Edward Lewis, the Chief Executive of the Anglican Hospital Chaplaincies
Council puts it like this: "We take so much for granted in life, then illness can pull us up short.
Displaying sensitive leadership, he brought together the Roman Catholic and Protestant chaplaincies
of the base and brigade to an administrative unity, while continuing to meet the demands of army operations such as the ice storm in Ontario and Quebec and the peacekeeping commitments to Kosovo and Bosnia.
In his sermon, George Packard, the Episcopal Church's bishop suffragan for chaplaincies
, took the intricacies of pain from the early days of Katrina and posited them into the helping hands and hearts of the present and into the arms of God.
Mr Biddle also held chaplaincies
with the Prison Service at HMP Shrewsbury and also with the Shrewsbury Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police, the British Legion and the Newport Navy Club and the Severn Hospice.