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The Diocese of Bathurst supports chaplains across the region, who work either in a full-time or a part-time capacity.

The chaplains’ ministry is across many areas including aged care, education and prison ministry.

Their role includes providing pastoral care and God’s presence to those who are on the margins of our society.

For information about the chaplaincy team or to enquire about becoming a chaplain, please contact the Mission and Renewal team via email: or phone the Mission and Renewal Director on 02 6334 6400

Prison Chaplains

Bathurst Correctional Complex

Sarkis Achmar

Wellington Correctional Facility

Contact: Deacon Josh Clayton

Macquarie Correctional Facility, Wellington

Fran Schubert

Lithgow Correctional Facility

Sr Virginia McGrath rsj

University Chaplain

Charles Sturt University

Fr Diep Quang Nguyen

Aged care chaplains

In every parish, clergy and/or parishioners regularly visit nursing homes, aged care facilities, and the elderly in their homes. Please contact your local parish for more information about pastoral ministry to our older parishioners.