Spiritual and Pastoral Care at the Central Church of the Royal Air Force

Spiritual and Pastoral Care at the Central Church of the Royal Air Force


St Clement Danes is the Central Church of the RAF. It provides spiritual and pastoral care for the diverse family of the Royal Air Force, in so many ways.

Books of Remembrance

Spiritual and Pastoral Care at St Clement Danes takes place quietly in the background complementing RAF Station Chaplaincy. In London District we work collaboratively with our sister services providing whole force pastoral and spiritual care, irrespective of religious belief or status.

St Clement Danes Team have a vast wealth of experience which offers the Royal Air Force family expertise; for example, 1-1 spiritual and pastoral care, help with planning a memorial service, advice on contacting the Veterans Agency, and applying for a special licence to be married, to name just a few.

The famous church tower and steeple

The RAF family benefit from a full programme of church services including baptisms, weddings, funerals and memorial services. The church marks key events of the RAF year, such as Founders Day, Battle of Britain Sunday, Remembrance Sunday and a full choral service of thanksgiving held each autumn to remember those who have died in service in the past year.

The church holds the RAF's Books of Remembrance which contain the names of every single RAF person who has died whilst serving (no matter how their death occurred). The books are updated regularly and are consulted by hundreds of people every year - who travel from near and far - many on pilgrimage.

St Clement Danes church is a place of calm and spiritual peace where the diverse family of the Royal Air Force and of public benefit may come to 'be' for spiritual renewal and solace.