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The Bishop of Fredericton seeks to appoint an incumbent to the Anglican Parish of Oromocto and Maugerville in the Diocese of Fredericton on a half-time basis.   

The Parish of Oromocto and Maugerville covers both sides of the Saint John River, approximately a half hour drive south-east of the provincial capital.  St. John’s is in the Town of Oromocto, which is the residential area for the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown with a population of about 10,000.  Christ Church is across the river but temporarily closed due to damage from the river flooding.  A four-bedroom rectory sits beside St. John’s.

Worship each Sunday includes 40-50 people, mostly adults over 50. There is one licensed layreader and two more in training.  The parish is involved with other local churches and active in outreach in the community, in particular, hosting a public soup luncheon every Thursday.  There are no paid staff but a number of active volunteers.

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 29, 2020