ICS sends out ordained Anglican Ministers and Licensed Lay Ministers (normally Readers) to European resorts in Greece and Switzerland for a minimum of two weeks. It is an exciting ministry because while on holiday people have time to relax, think about their lives, their values, aims and priorities. 

These are unpaid, volunteer roles while ICS makes a modest travel grant. Accommodation is provided, other than in Interlaken where the Tourist Office gives an accommodation grant to the chaplain.

Resort Mission includes publicising and holding services 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. Therefore, we look for chaplains 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.

A team can accompany the chaplain—whether family, friends, other church leaders or it is an ideal training opportunity for people from your parish with gifts you wish to develop. No extra accommodation or grants are provided for team members

If you are interested in applying to serve as a Resort Mission Chaplain, please follow the steps below:

1: Click to read the Role Description "Thinking of a Short-term Chaplaincy as part of ICS Resort Mission?"

2: Click to read the "ICS Basis of Faith"

3: Ensure you have the following information available:

The date of your most recent Leadership Safeguarding Training (C2 - C5)
The date and number of the most recent DBS related to your current appointment
The date of your Ordination as Deacon or your Licensing as a Lay Minister

4: Click to open and complete the Application Form.  Please note that there is no option to save and continue an incomplete form.

5: Click to open and complete the Confidential Declaration Form. Please note that there is no option to save and continue an incomplete form.

Once your forms have been submitted, normally within two weeks, you will be contacted.  Assuming that there is no obvious issue with your application, your referees will be asked to complete a reference form and your diocesan bishop will be asked to confirm that you are in good standing in the diocese and 'safe to receive'.