Seasonal Chaplaincies

ICS sends Anglican ordained Ministers and Readers to European resorts in Italy and Switzerland for a minimum of 2 weeks. These are unpaid, volunteer roles (ICS makes modest travel grants). Seasonal chaplaincies involve publicising and holding services for holidaymakers and organising mid-week events. However, the majority of the work involves relating one-to-one to tourists, holiday reps, resort workers and local English-speakers who may know nothing of the Christian message, be ex-church people, or who are enquiring about the Christian faith: we look for chaplains therefore, who are able to pastor and explain the gospel in a relevant and faithful way.

The role can also involve visiting those injured or ill whilst on holiday and comforting the bereaved. In some cases a team can accompany the chaplain—an ideal training opportunity for people from your parish, or (in some circumstances) for ordinands.

For more information and an application form, please download the form here and the ICS Basis of Faith.