Chaplain - Freiburg

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Freiburg Anglican Church - Freiburg-im-Breisgau Petrus Paulus Kirche Lorettostr. 61
Clergy

The Bishop is seeking to appoint a fulltime chaplain for the Anglican Church in Freiburg. We offer Anglican worship and fellowship to a diverse English-speaking community in Freiburg. The chaplaincy is working towards redefining its vision for the future.

General to role: To fulfill 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 and ministry. To ensure the provision of a high standard of worship, preaching and pastoral care.

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

  • Inspire, motivate and empower members of the church, individually and collectively to encourage the whole community of faith to participate more fully in God’s mission in the world.
  • Collaboratively plan, organize and conduct worship giving due regard to proper liturgical use.
  • Lead and work with the parish to discern a vision for the church and work towards its implementation.

Tasks:

  • Leading Sunday worship services
  • Teaching and preaching
  • Equipping the congregation in terms of their discipleship, so that they mature in faith. 
  • Discover and develop the potential in the congregation in terms of talents and gifts
  • Visiting/pastoral care
  • Networking and developing ecumenical contacts within Freiburg, also in terms of the Meissen agreement between the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland (EKD).
  • Leading council meetings
  • Administrative work
  • Occasional offices

Our congregation is welcoming, diverse, openhearted and hospitable. We aspire to revitalise and grow, in terms of numbers, discipleship and finances, as well as to improve pastoral care in our geographically dispersed community.

Our new chaplain should lead us in developing a new vision and enable change as appropriate. They must be able to reconcile diverse opinions and be assertive when necessary.

Managing interpersonal relations, encouraging and developing people’s gifts, and promoting ecumenical ties are further important skills. The person we are looking for should be prayerful, an inspiring teacher and effective communicator, and a good listener.

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Archdeaconry, Deanery and Diocese

The Anglican Church in Freiburg is part of the Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe within the Diocese in Europe. Unusually for the Diocese in Europe, there are two Deaneries in the Archdeaconry which routinely enjoy a distinct synodical life, as opposed to one synod for the whole Archdeaconry which is the norm elsewhere.

Some recent history

The Anglican Church in Freiburg was re-established after the Second World War as a church plant from Basel. Under the leadership of the last priest, the church grew in confidence, and is now independent financially and constitutionally from Basel, but a close partnership and fruitful connection remains.