The Reverend Robert Ellis.

The Reverend Robert Ellis and his family are currently busy moving in to the vicarage at the Anglican Church of St Philip and St James in Palma where Ellis has taken over from Canon Jim Hawthorne who retired in April. Ellis, who has spent the past 20 years working in Litchfield, admitted yesterday that moving to Majorca is “quite a career change” but is looking forward to the new challenge and getting to know, not only his congregation, but also the island. One of his aims is to attract a congregation of all ages “I don't want to create an adult atmosphere in a Church and then expect children and young people to be little adults,” he said. Although Ellis has only been in Majorca a week, he has already held a number of services and met a number of members of the community. “We're all in this together and we are going to work together and learn off each other. I've got as much to learn from them as they from me, it's a two way process,” he said on the steps of the church yesterday.