Leading Liverpool light moves to Chelsea

2nd October 2013

Steven Brookes took over the role of Chaplain at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Monday 7th October, replacing Reverend Dick Whittington who retires after 15 years with our very best wishes.

As Chaplain of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Steven will be responsible for the spritual welfare of the Chelsea Pensioners and staff of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as well as the Royal Hospital congregation.

Steven was previously the Rector of Liverpool Parish Church and has wide parochial, hospital and military chaplaincy experience.

 

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