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The Bishop of Fredericton seeks to appoint a priest and rector to the Parish of Bathurst in the Diocese of Fredericton.  

The Parish of Bathurst incorporates the City of Bathurst and surrounding area.  There is one church building, St. George’s, which also includes a hall, Religious Education and Organization Centre (with chapel) and a parish office.  The rectory next door was built in 1984. There is one Sunday morning worship service at 10:00 am; typically, Holy Communion when there is a rector.  The parish makes use of both the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services.  

The Parish vision is “to seek God in Scripture, worship and prayer and serve Him by showing the love of Jesus to the world, in word and action, through the power of the Holy Spirit.”  A five-point mission statement has also been developed.  There are a number of parish groups and they are active in the community. The parish employs a part-time secretary, organist and sexton. 

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 a more detailed parish profile.

Closing date:  February 15, 2020