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Chaplain - Community - Lalor Park Anglican Church

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Work type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Location: Western Sydney
Categories: Chaplaincy, Child, Youth and Family Services, Counsellors

Chaplain – Community – Lalor Park Anglican Church

  • Do you have a passion for ministry?
  • Make a genuine difference in the lives of others!
  • Share the Love of Jesus!

The Community Chaplain is an Anglicare initiative. This part-time position is a two year contract, conducted in partnership with St. Clement’s Lalor Park.

About Anglicare:

As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve older people and those who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.

To find out more please visit:  Anglicare Aged Care & Community Services - Sydney & Surrounds

About St. Clements Lalor Park:

St. Clement’s exists to honour God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ and maturing them in their faith. Our vision is to be a Bible-centred, prayerful, Christian community that is…

  • Growing in love for God, love for one another and compassion for all in spiritual, physical or emotional need
  • Faithfully sharing the love of Jesus Christ by word and deed in Lalor Park, Kings Langley and beyond
  • Establishing and growing valued partnerships with mission and local community groups

To find out more please visit:

About the role:

Community Chaplain- ‘providing Help for today and Hope for tomorrow’.

As a Community Chaplain you will have an outward focused role into the local community, seeking to bless individuals and the community by both meeting their physical, emotional, and social needs but also by seeking to meet individual’s spiritual needs, drawing individuals to Christ and into the community of faith. As the Community Chaplain will be employed by Anglicare, they will be part of the St. Clement’s staff team and attend the Church.  

The role would require a person with strong Christian faith and a capacity to build relationships, address needs, engage constructively with other agencies involved in the local community, develop the capacity of individuals to live a full life while being well-capable of sharing the gospel with people. The person in this role would need to be able to agree with the vision, mission and values of both Anglicare and St. Clement’s Lalor Park.

This position will suit a person of compassion and resilience who has significant pastoral experience and the ability to engage with various community network groups. You must be a highly motivated and caring person with the ability to set clear boundaries.  The successful applicant will be able to communicate the Christian message clearly through conversations and able to work in a context of great social need.

For the right person it may be possible to combine the chaplaincy role with an additional funded two days of theological & ministry training.

About you:

  • Theological studies (highly desirable). There is a possibility of combining the 3 days of chaplaincy with an additional two days of funded training
  • Eligible to hold an authorisation issued by the Anglican Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese
  • Experience in social service or community development (highly desirable)
  • Ability to clearly communicate and teach the Bible
  • Completed Anglicare’s  IPC or APC course (required to be completed in the first 12 months of employment if not yet completed)
  • Proven experience in ministry and pastoral care
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Current paid Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a genuine pastoral difference in the lives of others. If you have a genuine desire to minister to others in an empathetic and non-judgemental manner and possess sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate the Christian message clearly, this opportunity could be for you! 

For more information about the role, please email

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply

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Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; Closing date is subject to change without notice.

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