A week ago the Anglican Chaplaincy held a vision day to continue our discussions about the future life of the Chaplaincy here on Mallorca. We have held these days annually but this one had a particular significance as both of our chaplain’s posts, one based at Puerto Pollenca and one at Palma, are due to become vacant in the New Year.
Much of our discussion looked at two things. One was that sense of vision that we already have in our churches but upon which we seek to build creativity for the future. The second was the no less important but practical debate about how we best support this ministry financially. Appointing a chaplain is always about these two ideas and the way they work well together.
These are big issues to get to grips with and so our discussions will be ongoing and rooted in our sense of prayer and of the calling of God to us to serve our local community. The Bishop, who is responsible for any new appointment, will consult with the two Church Councils and will help us think about the issues involved as the Chaplaincy for Mallorca enters this next period of its life and mission.