The Soldiers’ and Aviators’ Scripture Readers Association

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The Soldiers' & Airmen's Scripture Readers Association


“…but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,”


In 1838, a Scripture Reader was just “a man and a Bible”. Nearly two centuries later, our ministry has broadened, but still has the Word of God at its heart.

As did the Lord Jesus, modern Scripture Readers meet people where they are—they take the gospel to young people in a wide variety of ways.

The bedrock of youth ministry remains face-to-face discussions. This can be in an arranged meeting in an office on camp, or incidentally as the Scripture Reader mixes with soldiers and air crew during down-time.

Scripture Reader showing Bible passage to a service member
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Modern military are increasingly digital natives—our Scripture Readers need to understand modern technology well enough to engage online with them.

any of our Scripture Readers stay in touch with serving personnel online in a variety of ways, providing support for those in the UK and those deployed abroad. Examples include staying in touch over WhatsApp and also running online courses, such as Christianity Explored.

Find out more about our work

Have you served in the Armed Forces and think you may have the calling to become a Scripture Reader with SASRA?

If you are able to uphold our Scripture Readers in prayer, provide financial support for their work with the MOD, or volunteer to advocate for the work of SASRA with your church, please visit these pages:

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