Transfer from Territorial Force to Regular Force Chaplaincy
request for transfer is made by the TF Chaplain to the Military Ordinary or to
the Ordinariate VG
The members of the College
of Consultors are asked for their opinion on the transfer. If not all are
agreed, the Consultors, VG and Ordinary will meed to discuss the proposed
- Should the Chaplain
be deemed suitable for RF Chaplaincy, his Bishop will be consulted by the
Ordinary or VG as to his availability, length of tenure, location, etc Also
discussed with his Bishop will be the matter of maintaining contact with the
diocese, and attendance at Diocesan Clergy Assembly and Priests retreat.
- When those
preliminary matters are satisfactorily concluded the Ordinary or VG will
inform the Principal Defense Chaplain that the Military Ordinariate has a TF
Chaplain seeking transfer to Regular Force Chaplaincy.
- The Principal
Chaplain of the Service in which the Candidate seeks appointment is also to be
informed by the Ordinary or VG
- The Chaplain will
then be interviewed by the Chaplains Defence Advisory Committee (ChDAC) and,
if accepted the NZ Defence Force Recruitment process will be undertaken.
Policy Approved by the Military Ordinary
Williams 7 April 2004