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The Bishop of Fredericton seeks to appoint a full-time associate priest to the shared ministry between parishes in the Sussex area: Sussex, Waterford and St. Mark's, in the Diocese of Fredericton.

Following a year-long discernment process, these parishes are uniting their efforts and resources for mission and ministry. It is their hope that the congregations will come together in reaching out into their communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They recognize that the pooling of resources  will strengthen and enrich their ministry to neighbours while strengthening their discipleship and spiritual formation.

As the Associate Priest in this shared ministry, you will be part of a team and assist with pastoral care, liturgical functions and outreach, working under a rector already appointed to all three parishes. Within this model, you will have primary responsibility for the Parish of Sussex. The intention is to add a third member to the team in order to facilitate community engagement.

Expressions of interest should include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Three referees prepared to provide information on the cleric’s pastoral skills, his or her interpersonal and communication skills, ability to build community, ministry experience and sensitivity. If you are an Assistant Curate or graduating postulant for ordination, you should give your Rector, supervising priest or mentor as a reference.
  • A written statement of about 500 words outlining why they are being called to explore this opportunity.

Clergy from outside the diocese should confirm that they have their bishop’s permission to explore a possible appointment outside of their own diocese. A confidential reference may also be requested from your diocesan bishop and in addition to other references.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid criminal record and vulnerable sector check and may be required to authorize a credit check.

Contact Cheryl Jacobs, bishop's secretary, for more detailed parish profiles or to submit an expression of interest.

Closing date:  May 27, 2022