Resident Chaplain of Launde Abbey

We are looking for our next Resident Chaplain to join us within the permanent praying and working community based at Launde Abbey.  They will share responsibility with the Warden, Deputy Warden and other members of the Ministry Team for the ministry and mission of Launde Abbey, and for contributing to its work of hospitality in support of that ministry. Because we have a daily Anglican eucharist, the Chaplain is an ordained Anglican priest and they work for the equivalent of 3-4 days per week. 

We envisage this as an appointment of 2-5 years.  The Chaplain reports to the Warden and shares responsibility for fulfilling the vision and objectives agreed with the trustees and for cultivating the ethos of Launde Abbey as a place of prayer, hospitality, community and sanctuary.

Resident Chaplain is a voluntary post with accommodation provided in a 2-bed cottage on-site with utilities provided. It is a beautiful place to live and work. Although the job advertised and for which we will appoint is a single post of Chaplain, the house is suitable for a working couple, and there might be opportunities for paid or unpaid work for a suitable second person once onsite.

We welcome UKME applicants and anyone who thinks they might fit the role – please ask if you are not sure! If you would like to chat further about the job too, please email elaine@launde.org.uk to arrange a confidential conversation with our Warden, Revd Alison Myers or our Deputy Warden, Revd Chris Webb.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For full details download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: (extended to) Sunday 21st April 2024. Apply by sending a CV and a supporting letter demonstrating your suitability for the role. Email these to elaine@launde.org.uk 

Interviews at Launde Abbey: Friday 3rd May 2024. 

To apply for this job email your details to elaine.wyspianski@launde.org.uk.