Permanent Mission

As well as being a mission agency, ICS is a patronage society owning church buildings and clergy housing across Europe as bases for outreach. We recruit and nominate Chaplains to Diocesan Bishops to serve in cross-cultural mission and ministry in international Anglican churches. The Chaplains are asked to fully subscribe to the ICS Basis of Faith. All chaplains linked to ICS work under the licence of the Bishop in whose Anglican Diocese they minister and work under his authority.

Resort Mission

Since 1844, ICS has sent out volunteer seasonal chaplains to reach out to tourists in Greece and Switzerland. It is an exciting ministry because while on holiday people have time to relax, think about their lives, their values, aims and priorities. If you are interested in offering to serve as a seasonal chaplain click here.

Associate Ministry Partners

ICS also have Associate Ministry Partners, working in chaplaincies not gifted to (part of) ICS, where the chaplain (and if possible the chaplaincy) wish to be identified with ICS and subscribe fully to the ICS Basis of Faith. Find an Associate Ministry Partner application form here.