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PALERMO, ITALY
Clergy

Holy Cross is part of the Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta within the Diocese in Europe. The licensed priest is required to participate, along with the lay representatives, in the life of the Archdeaconry. There is an annual meeting of the Archdeaconry Synod, which is usually residential over a total period of 3 days. The Archdeacon of Italy and Malta is the Venerable Vickie Sims, based in Milan.

In the diocese either the Diocesan Bishop or the Suffragan Bishop is lead bishop for a given archdeaconry, providing pastoral care for the clergy and congregations, oversight of routine vacancy and appointment processes, care of title curates, consultation with mission agencies, strategic direction, mission planning and new initiatives. The Suffragan Bishop in Europe is the lead bishop for the Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta.

General:

  • To preach and live the Gospel in the community
  • To lead the expansion of the church’s congregation through invitation and welcoming– cultivating links in the community.
  • To give prayerful support and leadership to the members of the Church Council and congregation,
  • To visit members of the congregation, especially those who are sick or housebound
  • To develop further ecumenical relationships

Specific:

  • Celebrate the Holy Eucharist on Wednesday mornings and on Sundays, select hymns and readings, the preparation of service sheets which includes the Collect, Readings and Hymn numbers
  • To preach sermons on all Sundays and major feast days
  • To ensure that worship is attractive and inspiring
  • Celebrate Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, as and when they arise (expenses refunded)
  • Attend the annual Clergy Chapter for the clergy for the Archdeaconry, usually in Rome.
  • Attend the annual Archdeaconry Synod for the clergy and representatives in September in Italy or Malta
  • Maintain good ecumenical and interfaith relationships, most particularly with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters.
  • To provide mentoring/pastoral care for Padre Giovanni La Rosa of Chiesa Anglicana Sant'Alberto di Trapani – Randazzo
  • To reach out into the community and to engage with the migrants
  • To lead Bible Study programmes and to help spiritual growth

QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING

Applicants for the post should:

Essential:

  • Ordained priest within the Church of England, or a Church in communion with it
  • Has had at least five years’ experience at incumbent level
  • A priest with personal income

EXPERIENCE

Candidates equipped for the role will be able to demonstrate experience and understanding in the following areas

Essential:

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to providing pastoral care for all
  • Able to maintain and develop further good ecumenical relationships
  • Can initiate and promote strategies which will stimulate numerical/spiritual growth
  • Able to lead lively and uplifting worship with a diversity of styles

Desirable:

  • Has trained/mentored junior clergy and other ministers

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Candidates will be able to demonstrate that they possess knowledge, skills and competencies as follows:

Essential:

  • Able to preach interesting, stimulating and inspiring sermons
  • Has the ability to lead a congregation through a period of growth both numerically and spiritually

Desirable:

  • Has a good working knowledge of IT
  • Articulate and able to communicate in a wide range of settings
  • Able to lead and teach through group discussions, Biblical studies
  • Has worked successfully with young people and families

GENERAL ATTRIBUTES

Essential:

  • Willing to maintain the Open-Door policy during the week

Desirable:

  • Ability and interest in extending the role of music in the church
  • Is committed to the integrity of being an Eco Church
  • Willing to reach out into the community and engage with migrants

For more information about this application process, please use this link

In the heart of Palermo there is a small British architectural treasure, a Late-Victorian church built by British merchants in Sicily in the 19th century: the Anglican Church of Holy Cross. It is the centre of Anglicanism in the community of Palermo and is in an area which developed between 1880 and 1910, on the corner of via Roma (parallel to the city’s main shopping street) and via Mariano Stabile (leading down to the harbour), yet within walking distance of the historical centre.