Report from Afghanistan

More than most Anglican priests, Lt. Col. the Rev. John Fletcher’s ministry is the world. As Command Chaplain (Army) of the Canadian Armed Forces, Mr. Fletcher follows Canadian troops and their chaplains wherever they are deployed.

This year, he is spending Holy Week and Easter in Afghanistan where approximately 2,300 Canadian Forces Personnel are deployed to assist in development and as part of the international campaign against terrorism.

In another, somewhat more quiet life, Lt. Col. Fletcher serves the Anglican Church of Canada as a member of the Communications and Information Resources Committee and the Anglican Journal Board of Directors.

Before leaving Canada for his visit to Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Fletcher agreed to file audio reports to the General Synod website ( describing his trip and his ministry. An introductory video from Lt. Col. Fletcher and Archbishop Andrew Hutchison is available here.

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