Fr Martin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney, formally the administrator of Bondi/Bondi Beach Parish. Some may ask why he would want to give up living at Bondi to become a Military Chaplain. There is some similarity, its water, as Martin has joined Navy Chaplaincy!
For many years Martin has served as a NSW Police Chaplain within the Sydney Area. Previous to his work in the Archdiocese of Sydney, Martin had extensive missionary experience in different countries. Martin wanted to experience a new type of Ministry, and given his police background was attracted to Military Chaplaincy.
Martin was commissioned as a Navy Chaplain in January 2020 and is currently undergoing his New Entry Officers Course and will be appointed to a Navy base mid 2020.