Chaplain to Queen of England becomes guest rector in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A chaplain to the Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to take on religious duties at a Newport church for five weeks while the regular pastor is touring England.

The Rev. Canon Jeremy M. Haselock, a household chaplain to the queen, will celebrate Mass and administer to parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church while the Rev. Nathan Humphrey tours England with a choir.

The Newport Daily News reports that Haselock was appointed chaplain to the queen more than five years ago. It’s considered one of the highest honors possible for clergy in the Church of England.

Haselock says there are 33 chaplains to the queen. This is his fourth visit to Newport, and he says he is enjoying his brief time in the Rhode Island coastal community so far.