Mercy Ships UK
Location: Africa / Western Africa
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Church Related, Evangelism & Discipleship, Leadership & Management, Member Care, Support Ministries
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended


Mercy Ships UK

The Chaplain volunteer position, part of the Chaplaincy Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position may qualify for a family cabin on board! Get in touch today to find out more!

Summary: Aims to promote Spiritual, Emotional, Relational and Financial Health for all crew.  Chaplaincy's focus is to provide and facilitate pastoral care for all Mercy Ships personnel. Our goal is to help create an environment for each individual to live in a biblical healthy manner in order to fulfil their purpose in Mercy Ships for as long as the Lord has designed. Our belief is that by being objective, safe and impartial we can influence, encourage shepherd, teach, counsel and mediate in both proactive and responsive ways.

About the role: The primary focus of our on-board Chaplaincy team is to provide and facilitate the appropriate pastoral care for all Mercy Ships crew members. Our servant-hearted chaplains are here to promote spiritual, emotional, relational, and financial health, helping each volunteer fulfil their full potential with Mercy Ships.

About you:

  • Two or more years of professional ministry experience preferred
  • Some theological education and pastoral training preferred
  • Must have travelled internationally for at least two years and/or have extensive experience living in a multicultural Christian community

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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Mercy Ships UK

Operating the world's largest charity-run hospital ship, Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We need your skills, whether you're an engineer, cook, nurse, teacher, deck officer, surgeon or cleaner!
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