Vacancy – Administration Officer

The Anglican Church (Cyprus) Ltd

Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

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The Anglican Church (Cyprus Ltd) seeks to appoint an Administration Officer.

The person appointed will work as part of a small dedicated team, based in central Nicosia, have sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Anglican Church, and be prepared to learn about its ordering and processes. In the first instance the appointee will work alongside an existing office holder with a view, over time, to assuming most of the responsibilities of that position. These include interface with a wide variety of people, from archbishops to refugees, of several nationalities. Ability to speak Greek would be an advantage, as would previous experience of the Anglican Church or of working in a church environment. Other duties would be those traditionally associated with office administration, as well as some aspects of human resources, recording and oversight of some training programmes, and event organisation.

The post is advertised on the basis of 35 hours per week. At some times of the year there is extra pressure, and a flexible approach is essential. The starting salary is €30K per annum, with potential to increase to €38K as responsibilities are transferred.

All applicants will need to comply with the Diocesan Safeguarding policy

For an informal conversation about the post, potential applicants may call the Executive Archdeacon, The Venerable Dr John Holdsworth (00 357 99658147, archdeacon.john@cypgulf.org )  They are also encouraged to visit the diocesan website: www.cypgulf.org

Letters of applicatiion, together with a full CV to include names of two referees can be sent to the  Bishop’s PA, Mrs Georgia Katsantonis, PO Box 22075, 1517 Nicosia, Cyprus (georgia@spidernet.com.cy ) Tel: + 357 22671220/+357 99619176. Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 4th July, 2017.

Chaldean Patriarch Visits Mosul, Three Years After ISIS Took City…

Exactly three years since Mosul was taken by the so called IS Islamic state terror group (DAESH), Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako was able to return to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul visiting churches and monasteries recently retrieved by government forces from IS Islamic terror group domination, including areas to the left of the Tigris River. The Patriarch was accompanied by Archbishop Ramzi Garmou — head of the Chaldean Arch-Eparchy of Teheran , Bishop Habib al Nawfali , head of the Chaldean diocese of Bassora — and Basel Salim Yaldo, Chaldean Auxiliary of Baghdad. The Chaldean delegation was also joined by political officials of the Nineveh province . The Chaldean Patriarch and those accompanying him visited various churches in that part of Mosul including the Holy Spirit Chaldean church, a Chaldean monastery dedicated to Saint George, the Syrian Orthodox church of Saint Ephraim and the Syrian Catholic church of the Annunciation, all sacked and partly demolished during the Jihadist occupation. Among the ruins the Patriarch, the bishops and those accompanying them stopped to pray together (see photo).

During their visit the Chaldean Patriarch and Bishops, had a meeting with Major General Najim Abdullah al Juburi, of the Iraki army who is leading the present Mosul liberation campaign. Speaking with the Patriarch and the Bishops the Major General said he hoped for a swift return home of Christians of Mosul, who fled when the city fell into the hands of the Jihadists and he added “without its Christians the city would lose its original character and identity “. The Major General confirmed that the Iraqi army is committed to protecting towns and villages in the Nineveh plains, and guaranteeing the return of the people, mainly Christians, living there when DAESH arrived . The Patriarch stressed the need to protect the property of evacuated Christians who at this delicate time risk being illegally expropriated by organized groups, often armed, acting uncontrolled in the area.

During their visit, amply documented by the official Chaldean Patriarchate Media and by ISHTAR TV, the Chaldean Patriarch and the Bishops saw for themselves that normality is gradually returning in the areas of Mosul liberated from the control of the Jihadists, although artillery shooting can still be heard coming from urban areas on the left bank of the Tigris, where the battle between the Iraqi army and DAESH forces continues.

BAGHDAD: THE NEW SCHOOL RISES

These photographs show encouraging progress as the extended School of the Redeemer at St George Baghdad takes shape, alongside and around the existing kindergarten and early-years facility, under the watchful direction of Fr Faiz Jerjes.

More funds are urgently needed.  Please give thanks and pray for the people of St George’s and its growing school community.

 

+ Michael Cyprus & the Gulf

Architectural Projection

The ground floor has been poured and the first floor is ready for concrete

Current stage of building progress

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