Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chaplain, originally a clergyman who performed service in a chapel, now by custom applied to (1) the clergy specially retained by sheriffs and judges; (2) the examining chaplains of bishops, who act as their secretaries, and assist in examining candidates for orders; (3) the Queen's chaplains, forty-eight in number, thirty-six of whom are chaplains in ordinary, with a salary of £30 per annum each, and twelve are honorary chaplains and unsalaried; (4) the clergy retained as domestic chaplains by some English noblemen, nominally to read the service in the domestic chapels of their mansions; (5) the ministers of Anglican congregations abroad, including the clergy attached to British embassies and consulates; (6) the Anglican clergy, 160 in number, attached to the ecclesiastical establishment of the Government of India; (7) clergymen attached to hospitals, prisons, regiments, ships, or the House of Commons.