Lead Chaplain – Rev. Pat Aldred will be starting as Lead Chaplain in Spring 2023
Pat has served in the British Army, as a chaplain, for the last 25 years. He has served across the globe as well as in operational theatres in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. After a lifetime as a Methodist minister, Pat became an Anglican priest in 2019. His final role in the army was in Shropshire, which he loved so much, he decided to stay. Chaplaincy has always been the focus of Pat’s ministry and, after studying theology at Bristol, he completed his post graduate degree in chaplaincy at Cardiff University whilst still an army chaplain.
He lives close to Shrewsbury hospital with his partner and their Sprocker Spaniel, Charlie. He is also an Associate priest at Shrewsbury Abbey.
When not working or walking the dog, Pat enjoys meeting new people and travelling to far flung places across the world. He always has another holiday to look forward to a new destination to add to the bucket list.