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The Bishop of Fredericton seeks to appoint a priest and incumbent to the Anglican Parish of Renforth in the Diocese of Fredericton.

The parish is situated on the south bank of the Kennebecasis River just northeast of the City of Saint John in the former Village of Renforth (now part of the Town of Rothesay). The parish has one church building, named St. James the Less,  which includes a modern worship space, offices and gathering rooms of various sizes including a commercial kitchen. The rectory is a two-story home located on the same property.

Regular services are held at 8:30 and 10:30 on Sunday mornings; the first is Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer and the second also a Eucharist using a more informal liturgy.

The parish considers themselves a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled group of people who are caring, sincere and desire to see growth.  Their hope is to see the parish increasingly move out into the community and that the building will see more use as a community centre. 

Please include the following in an expression of interest.  

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A written statement of about 500 words outlining why you are being called to explore this opportunity.
  • The names and contact information for 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.

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.