Assistant Chaplain St Andrew’s Port Pollensa Mallorca, Spain

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Carrer Núñez de Balboa, 6
Clergy

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.

Key Roles

  • To act as Priest for the congregation of St Andrew´s Church
  • To maintain and develop the involvement and participation of visitors in St Andrew´s life and worship through encouraging good hospitality and the encouragement of people’s gifts.
  • To maintain excellent, friendly and transparent communications with all church groups in order to enhance a focus and direction to our church life.
  • To build ecumenical relationships with other churches in the local area, especially the local Catholic parish church whose building we at one time used.
  • To conduct wedding blessing and funeral services, to prepare people for confirmation, and to offer effective pastoral care.

Key Tasks

  • To preside and preach at the regular 10am Sunday morning Eucharist, the Wednesday mid-day eucharist, and special services within the liturgical year, overseeing, training and supporting participation of lay members.
  • With the assistance of the lay Reader to attend to the pastoral needs of the whole congregation, especially those who are old or ill and unable to attend services.
  • To promote in the local area the opportunity for worship at St Andrew´s Church

Leadership

  • To have overall responsibility for the enthusiastic leadership within St Andrew´s, working with the council and congregation to agree strategies and priorities for the future with emphasis on a caring, inclusive, non -judgmental ministry reaching out to new families, and tourists in the area. Supporting and nurturing the faith of those involved in lay ministry and council who also require support. Working collaboratively within our Chaplaincy with the Chaplain based at Palma and with the island wide Chaplaincy Council.

Management/Administration

  • To chair meetings of St Andrew´s Church Council, and the Annual General Meeting of the congregation.
  • To be responsible for the day to day operations of the church and working with the Church Warden in this aim. T
  • his includes awareness of relevant legislation relating to for example the Safeguarding Protection of children and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety and General Data Protection Regulation.
  • With the help of the Council, to ensure that budgets are set and managed properly
  • To ensure that St Andrew´s operates within the Canon Law of the Church of England

Qualifications/Training Applicants for the post should:

Essential:

  • Have been ordained priest for at least five years within the Church of England, or a Church in communion with the Church of England
  • Have satisfactorily completed Initial Ministerial Education
  • Be able demonstrate a willingness to engage in ongoing continuing ministerial development appropriate for this post
  • Be able to demonstrate a capacity to exercise priestly ministry at incumbent status

Experience

Essential:

  • Candidates equipped for the role will be able to demonstrate experience and understanding in the following areas:
  • Equipping and supporting people in developing their God given gifts and talents;
  • working with people of different traditions;
  • helping to refresh and nurture our sense of Christian mission and evangelism to build up the church community;

Desirable:

  • Understanding the opportunities and difficulties of ministry in a predominantly tourist area

Knowledge, skills and competencies

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate that they possess knowledge, skills and competencies as follows.

Essential:

  • An ability to make - and build on - links with individuals and community organisations whose involvement with the Church is limited
  • Working collaboratively with others – especially those in the ministry team
  • Effective Leadership skills and an ability to motivate church members
  • The discernment to delegate to a lay reader, wardens and other volunteers where necessary

General Attributes

  • Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate the following
  • A proven ability to teach the Bible and communicate the Gospel effectively to others
  • A personal prayer life and the ability to encourage this in others
  • The ability to relate to Christians and non-Christians alike

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Who are we?

We are part of the Church of England´s Chaplaincy for Mallorca, at St. Andrew´s. We are situated in the north of Mallorca, in the pretty seaside resort of Puerto Pollensa. Formally a fishing village but now an established family friendly resort with a marina that now harbours leisure boats more than fishing boats. In the marina and out on the bay you can see still see the traditional ‘llauts’ used by the Mallorquins for fishing.