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A Replica of the Gospel of John – The Gospel of St John

A replica edition of the Active Service John’s Gospel, re-issued for the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Scripture Gift Mission and the Naval & Military Bible Society worked in partnership to distribute these books. Jointly the two societies gave away millions of pocket-sized scriptures during the First World War to soldiers and sailors.

This replica edition of John’s Gospel (NIV) is ideal for use in schools, churches and at remembrance events.


Please see this link for information on new MFB roles at RAF Marham (nr King’s Lynn) and RM Poole that are available now for people you may know (you may have to scroll down or search to find the MFB jobs as more jobs are added to this page).  The shortened link to the advert which you may wish to circulate is Closing date is 29/01/18.

Uncover John is a book produced for HM Forces to aid learning about Jesus. It is intended for use in study groups but can be used individually.

The staff email addresses have changed (…, following the re-naming of the Society to Naval & Military Bible Society.

130 Prayer Letter – Read the latest prayer and news letter here.

Naval Military & Air Force Bible Society has changed name to Naval & Military Bible Society; to reflect our work with seafarers and military personnel of all types and countries.

Field baptism service for two ACF members.

Some people ask what pastoral and families workers do in support of armed forces chaplains.  I have pleasure in attaching an article focusing on the longest serving Methodist pastoral worker, David Betts, who works in Aldershot.  It was published in the Methodist Recorder on 21 April 2017.

NMAFBS signed the Armed Forces Covenant – 10 November 2016

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Newsletter 127


A prayer for chaplains

You send us outside the walls of the church,

outside our experience,

outside our comfort zone.

Your disciples went out in twos,

yet we often seem to be alone.

Help us to remember that we are always in pairs,

for you are our constant companion,

walking beside us.

Even in our most solitary moments,

you are there,

our rock.



May 2016

Sailors’ Society releases free Wellness at Sea app for seafarers

Wellness at Sea app is the next step in Sailors’ Society improving on board health and well-being at sea and puts seafarers’ wellness in their own hands.

The app also holds port directories and contact details for services offered by maritime welfare organisations including Apostleship of the Sea, Mission to Seafarers, NAMMA and Sailors’ Society, and enables users to track their journey and know their ETA using MarineTraffic AIS data.

The app is Android and iPhone compatible. To download, search for Wellness at Sea. For more information on Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme, visit


April 2016



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