Chaplain's Office

Last Updated :
Building 83 (Third floor)

Phone: (860) 694-3232

Religious opportunities including worship services, religious education and other special programs are available for people of all faiths at the base chapel. Chaplains are located throughout the base and are ready to support the needs of all our people, regardless of faith.

Chapel on the Thames (COT) is located on base within walking distance of the waterfront. It is the "Sailors Chapel" and the Navy’s "Submarine Memorial Chapel," recalling and honoring the memories of submariners who have given their lives defending our freedom. The chapel’s Book of Remembrance lists the names of submariners and submarines lost during World War II. Ten pairs of stained glass windows, based on the 148th Psalm, also honor the Submarine Force family.



Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Sunday, 9 a.m.

Catholic Programs

Sacrament of the Sick — Hospitalized parishioners and those ill at home are entitled to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please arrange for this appointment at (860) 694-3232.

Marriage — Couples wishing to marry must contact the SUBASE Chaplain Office at least six months before their planned ceremony to make an appointment with the Catholic priest. Previous invalid marriages must be submitted to the Church Tribunal for a "Declaration of Nullity" before plans are made.

Confessions — The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) are heard on the first Sunday of the month, 5:30 to 6 p.m., at the Chapel on the Thames, or by appointment. For more information call (860) 694-3232.

Baptisms — Call (860) 694-3232 to make arrangements.

Catholic CCD Classes — To register your child contact the SUBASE Chaplain Office for information. Classes are held on Sunday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., each week during the school year at the Religious Ministry Center. Parents of students who will be enrolled in our First Communion Class are asked to bring their child’s baptismal certificate with them for registration.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults — Unbaptized adults who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith can call (860) 694-3232 to set up an appointment.

Protestant Programs

Marriage — Couples wishing to be married by the Protestant chaplain must make an appointment prior to any reservations for the wedding.

Baptisms — Call (860) 694-3232 to make arrangements.

Bible Study — Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Religious Ministry Center.

Vacation Bible School

— A combined VBS is held at the beginning of the summer at the Religious Ministry Center. We also have a number of combined parish events (such as Holy Thursday Seder Meal) during the year.

Chaplain appointments may be scheduled through your command chaplain. The duty chaplain is available for emergencies after normal working hours. Call Security at (860) 694-3777.


Spiritual Fitness Division (860) 694-1144

Submarine Base New London (860) 694-3232

Naval Submarine School (860) 694-5127

Naval Submarine Support Command

(860) 694-4132

U.S. Coast Guard Academy (860) 444-8480

Spiritual Fitness Division

The CREDO Spiritual Fitness Division (SFD) is a Navy program with more than 35 years of successful operation. It is funded directly by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) through the Commander Naval Installations Command. SFD provides retreats and resources to enhance personal growth and strengthen relationships. Thousands of military members and their families worldwide have joined the community of those who have experienced CREDO and found their lives enriched through the experience.

CREDO SFD non-sectarian programs are free and available to all active-duty, Reserve and U.S. Coast Guard members, family members and DoD civilians.

Personal Growth Retreat

Personal Growth Workshop

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

Family Retreats/Workshops

"How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk"