This post would suit someone who is coming to the end of stipendiary ministry and has the means to take a half-time role. As Bishop I would want Twente’s new chaplain to be rooted in prayer, a clear and compelling teacher of the Christian faith, who has the capacity to provide capable and collaborative leadership and to give loving pastoral care to a diverse congregation.
If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please do contact Archdeacon Paul in Brussels.
To fulfil the calling & 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 chaplaincy’s mission. To ensure the provision of a high standard of worship, preaching and pastoral care.
Roles, tasks, challenges, committees specific to this post:
Engagement with, and pastoral support for, people of all ages over a large area, with a single worship and social centre.
- A Priest within the Anglican Communion, or a Church in communion with it.
- A Priest having fully completed initial Ministerial Education.
- Willing to engage in further training to enhance skill in leadership, as necessary.
Candidates equipped for the role will be able to demonstrate experience and understanding in the following areas:
- Priestly ministry at incumbent level involving lay leadership and volunteer development.
- Liturgical tradition that is within the broadly liberal catholic spectrum, with the use of vestments and reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, yet making the liturgy accessible to those of various traditions.
- Leadership skills, including the ability to motivate, inspire and effectively encourage all degrees of voluntary involvement.
Knowledge, skills competencies
- Engagement with, and pastoral support for, people of all ages over a large area, with a single worship and social centre.
- Congregation with a number of people worshipping in a different place from where they live.
- Leading imaginative, inclusive worship for all ages and traditions in a cohesive manner.
- A love of Anglican traditions and an understanding, in the Dutch context, of how they can draw people to God.
- Ability to cover a very large chaplaincy area (50 km radius from worship centre); preferably willing to drive, with a valid driving license.
- Empathy with the values of radical inclusion at the heart of the Chaplaincy ‘Policy and Mission’ document.
- An ecumenical outlook with willingness to engage with other local Christian Churches and other faith groups.
- A determination to engage with the Dutch language.
For more information about this application process, please use this link