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The Chapel of Hope is the largest religious program in the U.S. Navy.  It is a multi-faith community serving over 26,000 personnel and family members who work and reside in Yokosuka and Ikego military housing areas as well as many military families and individuals who live off-base in the Japanese community. Ministry and care of people lie at the heart of who we are, and what we do every day. We are dedicated to fostering spiritual growth, fellowship, and education.

The Chapel of Hope offers several opportunities for worship services, sacramental and pastoral ministries, children and youth ministries, spiritual music, community outreach, humanitarian service, and religious education.  

To schedule an appointment with a chaplain, either visit the Chapel during normal working hours or give us a call at the number listed below.  We also offer pastoral counseling to individuals, couples, single Sailors, family members as well as crisis intervention. Service Members, dependents, government employees, and retirees and their dependents are permitted to use chaplain counseling services.

We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to a faith community which best suits your needs. Please see our schedule of religious services consisting of Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and a multitude of Protestant fellowships including Contemporary Protestant, Gospel Praise, International Christian Fellowship, Seventh-Day Adventist and other services. We currently have chaplains representing from the following faith traditions: Roman Catholic, Evangelical Covenant Church, Vineyards Church, Southern Baptist Convention, and Judaism (Conservative). We are eager to assist those of all faiths and denominations find their desired worship service at CFAY, at off-base houses of worship, or even establishing new services on-base as trained and certified religious lay leaders or civilian volunteer worship providers.

If you are interested in volunteering or participating in any of our ministry programs to include: choir, Roman Catholic and Protestant Youth Groups, Sunday School, Bible Studies, Jewish Community, AWANA, Protestant Women of the Chapel, and more. If there's a program not on the list that you would like to see offered, please contact us at:

The Chapel is located across the street from the Purdy Gym and next to the Community Resource Center and the Library. 

The following schedule of worship services at CFAY’s Chapel of Hope is current as of May 15, 2024. This schedule can also be found on Seahawk Umitaka.

  • Roman Catholic Mass, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Contemporary Protestant Service, 9:30 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary (live stream available on Facebook)

  • Ikego Protestant Service, 10 a.m. in Ikego Elementary School Cafeteria

  • International Christian Fellowship, 11 a.m. in the CRC Kodo Auditorium Room

  • Gospel Praise Service, 12:30 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Orthodox Christian Service (2nd and 4th Sundays only), 11 a.m. in the Jewish Chapel

  • Roman Catholic Mass, 12 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Roman Catholic Mass, 5 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Roman Catholic Mass, 12 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Buddhist Soka Gakkai (2nd and 4th Thursdays only), 6:00 p.m. in Classroom 6/8

  • Muslim Prayer, 12 p.m. in Prayer Room

  • Roman Catholic Mass, 5 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Jewish Shabbat, 5:30 p.m. in the Jewish Chapel

  • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (2nd Saturdays only), 9 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Seventh Day Adventist Service, 11 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary

  • Roman Catholic Mass, 5 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary

If your faith is not represented in the list below and you would like to serve as a religious lay leader or civilian volunteer worship provider, please contact the Chapel of Hope.

PSC 473, Box 10 
FPO, AP 96349-0010   

Tel: DSN  315-243-2010  
Intl: 011-81-468-16-2010
Duty Chaplain: 090-1468-2779
Emergency: 243-2300 (ask for the Duty Chaplain) 

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