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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Revd Canon Mel Smith Licensed in Mallorca



On 29 June, the Revd Robert Ellis, Chaplain of Mallorca, duly commissioned by the bishop, licensed the Reverend Canon Willam Melvyn (Mel) Smith, as Assistant Chaplain in the Anglican Church of Mallorca. There are three Anglican congregations on the island, St Philip and St James in Palma de Mallorca, St Andrew's in Puerto Pollensa, and Santa Maria del Mar in Cala d'Or. As Assistant Chaplain, Fr Mel will be responsible for work in the north of the island, centred in Puerto Pollensa.

The above photo shows a gathering for a few drinks in the Bar Cultural after the licensing. The Eucharist was in the RC Church of Nuestra SeƱora del Carmen where worship is held each Sunday. (Left to right: Reader Linda Cade, Ibiza Chaplain Bob Short, retired priest Roy Greenwood, Mel and Kasia Smith, Congregational Wardens Mary Payne and Geoff Thomas, Mallorca Chaplain Robert Ellis).

Fr Mel has served as the Diocesan Stewardship and Resources Officer of the Diocese of Worcester. He has wide experience in the Church of England in supporting parishes and congregations and in training clergy and lay ministers in matters of stewardship. He has taken many locum duties in our diocese in the past, and therefore comes with some understanding of our unique challenges. We welcome Fr Mel and his wife Kasia to this diocese.

The website of the Anglican Church in Mallorca is here.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, could this be the Mel Smith who worked at Holy Trinity church Wordsley in the early 70's? If so he prepared me for confirmation when I was around 15 years old!

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