Senior Chaplain The Anglican Chaplaincy in Norway

Posted 25 days agoExpires in 8 days
The Anglican Chaplaincy in Norway, St Edmund's Møllergaten 30

The role of Senior Chaplain offers a rewarding opportunity to lead a team of clergy and lay ministers in further developing the mission of the Anglican Church in Norway, nurturing a common vision among our congregations and building upon our Porvoo relations.

As the lead chaplain based in Oslo, a strong commitment to ecumenical relations and a willingness to travel is essential. Applicants should also be willing to embrace Norwegian culture and language. Here is an exciting opportunity to exercise your gifts in pastoral leadership, preaching, teaching, celebrating the sacraments and development of ecumenical relationships.

General to role:

To fulfil the calling and responsibilities of the clergy as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Code of Professional Conduct for the Clergy, and other relevant legislation. To collaborate with the Bishops, Archdeacon, Area Dean and any ordained and lay colleagues in any
initiative within the Diocese, Archdeaconry and Deanery. To develop the local church’s mission. To ensure the provision of a high standard of worship, preaching and pastoral care.

Roles, tasks, challenges, committees specific to this post:

  • Resident priest and incumbent for St Edmund’s, Osl
  • Oversight of the three Assistant Chaplains and of the congregations in Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim
  • Leadership of the Anglican Chaplaincy in Norway (and Chair of the Chaplaincy Council
  • To develop and maintain ecumenical relationships within the framework of the Porvoo Agreement


Applicants for the post should:

  • Have been ordained Priest within the Church of England or in a Church in communion with it
  • Have satisfactorily completed Initial Ministerial Education
  • Be able to demonstrate a capacity to exercise priestly ministry while holding the ecclesiastical office of Senior Chaplain in the Chaplaincy of Norway


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

  • Good working relationships with colleagues
  • Enabling the church to develop mission strategies to enhance growth and faith
  • Experience of or willingness to engage with the challenges and opportunities of serving multi‐cultural congregations
  • Experience of ecumenism and establishing links with other churches
  • Willingness to engage with the challenges of working with a multi‐congregation team


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


  • Leadership skills including the ability to set an overall strategic vision for a multi‐location team
  • Ability to preach inspiringly to a broad range of listeners with varying outlooks
  • Engagement with and pastoral support for people of all ages


  • Equipping and supporting people in contributing to church operation and church life.
  • An ability to engage with the wider community using a variety of media, e.g. the Internet, social media, newsletters, etc.
  • Fluency in two or more languages

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

St Edmund’s Oslo is part of the Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe, and the Deanery of the Nordic Baltic States, within the Diocese in Europe. The chaplain is required to participate, along with the lay representatives, in the life of the Archdeaconry and Deanery. The synodical life has for several years focussed around the Deanery which meets for about 3 days residentially each year. The Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe is the Venerable Leslie Nathaniel, who is based near Stuttgart. The Revd Nick Howe and the Revd Tuomas Mäkipää, the chaplains in Stockholm and the chaplain in Helsinki respectively, are the Area Deans. The Suffragan Bishop in Europe is the lead bishop within the diocese for the Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe, including Oslo/Norway.