The Bishop of Fredericton seeks to appoint a priest and rector to the shared ministry in the Anglican Parishes of Sackville and Dorchester in the Diocese of Fredericton. These neighbouring parishes are located in south east New Brunswick, within and outside of the town of Sackville. They have shared an incumbent for many years.
There are three church buildings each with a Sunday service: St. Paul's in Sackville, St. Ann's in Westcock and Holy Trinity in Dorchester. Recent practice has also included the daily office publicly, a Wednesday evening Eucharist, and Saturday evening compline as well as special services throughout the year. Worship services are from the Book of Common Prayer. There are strong musical programs.
The parishes seek a priest with the energy and ability to lead them as a shepherd in Christ’s footsteps and who appreciates the challenges facing them. The combined number of identifiable givers (2017) is 166 with an average Sunday attendance of 85. The two-parish rectory is in Sackville next to the Mount Allison University campus.
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.