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Anglican

Anglicans form the family of Christians closely related to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Whilst tracing their inheritance back to Christ and the earliest Christians and to the ancient Roman Catholic church, the sixteenth century Reformation was a crucial moment for Anglicanism.

Bishop

‘Bishop’ comes from the Greek word for ‘overseer’. So a bishop is a senior Christian minister authorised to have oversight for God’s people. As well as duties given to deacons and priests, bishops confirm and ordain.

Diocese

‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).

Evangelism

‘Evangelion’ means ‘good news’. Evangelism is about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection in the hope that others may come to believe in and follow Jesus.

Prayer

Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

Priest

‘Priest’ comes from the Greek word for ‘elder’. Priests in the Church in Wales are those authorised specifically to proclaim forgiveness of sins, preside at the Eucharist and bless God’s people, as well as other responsibilities.

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Current vacancies

Church Buildings Officer

We’re looking for someone who loves historic buildings and is passionate about making them sustainable for the future.

As first point of contact in the Church Buildings team you’ll be working with a variety of people with different needs and you’ll be someone who thrives on helping others develop their ideas and achieve their plans. We’re developing our work around environmental issues and achieving carbon net-zero so you’ll be involved with projects centred around Eco-church, churchyards and energy audits.

You’ll be working with churches to encourage them to be open to visitors and the local community, and if you enjoy using social media there’ll be opportunities for you to promote our beautiful buildings.

You will need to be good at admin as you’ll be running the systems for church inspections, energy audits and online faculty applications (training will be given in specific systems) and you’ll be someone who’s at ease using MS Office suite and Zoom.

This is a full-time permanent post 37.5 hours per week (with occasional need to attend evening or weekend events). Currently we’re mainly working from home. Going forward we are likely to be working on a hybrid model of home/office working.

Salary: £25,800 per annum

Ministry Area Leader for Port Talbot

This is an exciting time in the Ministry Area of Port Talbot and we are looking for the right person to lead us into this next phase of development. In January 2022 the Rectorial Benefice of Aberavon (registered charity 1130785) will become part of the new Ministry Area (MA) of Port Talbot, joining with St David’s, Margam, and the parishes of Cwmavon and Baglan.

We are looking for an engaging and collaborative priest with excellent people skills to be our MAL and lead us into the next stage of our mission and ministry in the local area.

We are looking for a priest who will:

  • have experience of bringing healing to a community
  • help us to grow both in depth and number
  • encourage us to build new community relationships and develop our mission

We wish to appoint someone who:

  • is an enthusiast for collaborative ministry
  • is open to an appreciative understanding of Welsh culture and language

We offer:

  • the opportunity to work with a dedicated and energetic team
  • committed and knowledgeable congregations
  • buildings with good potential for outreach

For more information or an informal chat contact the Ven Michael Komor

01656 725921 / archdeacon.margam@churchinwales.org.uk

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FURTHER DETAILS FROM:

The Bishop’s Office

Llys Esgob,

Cathedral Green,

Llandaff

Cardiff CF5 2YE

bishop.llandaffEA@cinw.org.uk

Deadline for applications: noon, Friday 17th September

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