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The Bishop of Fredericton seeks to appoint an incumbent to the shared ministry in the Anglican Parishes of Cambridge and Waterborough and of Gagetown in the Diocese of Fredericton.  

These neighbouring rural parishes are located in the middle of southern New Brunswick on either side of the Saint John River.  Worship in the Parish of Cambridge and Waterborough primarily occurs at Good Shepherd in Cambridge Narrows with occasional services at three other points surrounding.  The Parish of Gagetown’s main building is St. John in the town of Gagetown with two other points up and down the river.  

The parishes work closely together in scheduling services and other events.  Worship is primarily from the Book of Alternative Services with occasional use of the Book of Common Prayer and other liturgies.  Cambridge and Waterborough employs a licenced lay evangelist and both parishes have licensed layreaders and eucharistic assistants.  Both parishes are involved in community outreach.  A relatively new and large rectory is located in Gagetown.   

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:  June 30, 2019