CaAPA upholds the tradition
of offering chaplaincy services to members and to the wider community.
CaAPA's more senior members, meanwhile,
offer mentoring services, giving professional and practical guidance
to colleagues on request.
Annual and special services and retreats provide a focal point
for CaAPA's chaplaincy service,
insofar as they provide opportunities for members to meet CaAPA's
Chaplains face to face. Chaplains
are happy to help serve the spiritual needs of members according
to the members' personal preferences, for example in one-off
or regular meetings, by email or txt.
Members are able to talk confidentially to Chaplains, who provide
a listening ear and a sense of community, and, if invited to
do so, an objective response to members' concerns. Chaplains
also welcome members' requests for prayers and special services
for specific causes.
CaAPA's chaplains are also available to advise actors and production
companies on church procedures, for example to ensure that the
religious and ritualistic aspects of plays and films are presented
Patron Saint of Actors
25th August is the feast day of St Genesius,
actor and martyr. When
Genesius refused to take part in a satire on the sacrament of
Christian baptism, the emperor Diocletian ordered his death. Through
his action Genesius had declared his Christianity.
Click the image below for a 1-page PDF, including An
Actor's Prayer by Denys
CaAPA's Mentors mirror the
work of Chaplains in the domain of professional theatrical life. Members
are able to talk candidly and confidentially with their peers. Mentors
are usually relatively experience members of the profession who
understand the joys and struggles of life.
Members are warmly encouraged to offer their services as Mentors. Please
contact any of the Chaplains or CaAPA post-holders
Fr Christopher Vipers, ex-National
with our London Theatres Chaplain, Fr Pat Moloney
(Photo: Patrick Lee)