Bishop’s Administrative Assistant  

The Diocese of Algoma (Anglican Church of Canada)

Permanent Full Time, Mon – Fri 9:00 – 5:00

Salary Range: $47,500.00

Benefits: Health benefits and pension

Posting Closes:  May 24, 2024

Start Date: July 2, 2024

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Location: 619 Wellington St E, Sault Ste Marie, ON

The Diocese of Algoma (Anglican Church of Canada) is seeking a Bishop’s Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support for the Bishop and the Diocese.


  • Liaise with senior officials on confidential matters.
  • Responsible for the Bishop’s confidential and regular correspondence.
  • Maintains the Bishop’s daily appointment calendar.
  • Preparing official documents for the Bishop with respect to licensing of clergy, ordinations and confirmations and ensuring that lay and clergy appointments are up-to-date.
  • Maintaining registers, databases & dockets regularly.
  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings, makes arrangements for accommodation and meals for members, as well as compiling and distributing the agenda and meeting materials. Taking and maintaining minutes for all executive meetings.
  • Sits as a member of the Arrangements and Agenda Planning Committee for Diocesan Synod; assembles the Convening Circular with the assistance of the Diocesan Treasurer.
  • Records the proceedings of Synod and prepares the Synod journal for publication.
  • In consultation with the Bishop, the planning of Clergy Conferences, Clergy Retreats, and Early Ministry Conferences.
  • Acts as webmaster for the Diocesan website, prepares and submits news releases to the Diocesan community, maintains church information pages and responds to queries via the webmaster e-mail.
  • Prepares invitations, posters, PowerPoint presentations and other publicity materials as required using various desktop publishing programs.
  • Maintains Synod office files, including parish, Diocesan, Provincial and National information as well as personnel information.
  • Facilitates archival searches for the general public.


  • Have a related post-secondary diploma or degree and/or a minimum of five years’ senior secretarial/administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Publisher and Access.
  • Good human relations, communications, problem solving and organizational skills;
  • Strong planning, research and analytical skills.
  • The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with Anglican ecclesiastical procedures and a working knowledge of parishes and Diocesan committees is an asset.
  • A working knowledge of real estate/title transactions is an asset.
  • A valid police vulnerable sector check required

This position requires occasional attendance at evening/weekend meetings and at least one out of town meeting per year. Remote work is not an option.

Applications should be sent to Canon Jane Mesich at The position title must be included in the subject line of your email in order to be considered for this position.

Please note that only the applicants being interviewed will be contacted.






The Archbishop of Algoma seeks a student minister for the summer 2024 in beautiful McGregor Bay, Northern Ontario.

Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of Student Minister at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in McGregor Bay. Theological Students in their second or third year of studies in a recognized Theological College are welcome to apply for this full-time ministry position (stipend is 75% of a full time stipend) for the months of June, July and August. Because this is a summer only parish, many of the residents are from around Ontario and the United States of America. Many of the parishioners come from different denominations. At the height of summer, attendance at Sunday services spikes to over 100 people.

Responsibilities for this position include leading the weekly Sunday service, preaching, creating opportunities for fellowship, learning and prayer within the St. Christopher’s parish, preparing for the Archbishop of Algoma’s annual visit, providing pastoral care to families within the community, and arranging youth gatherings.

Housing for the summer is provided for this position in a beautiful two bedroom, fully furnished cottage just a few steps away from the church. A small boat is provided for transportation as St. Christopher’s is accessible by water only. The student minister is required to obtain a Boat Operators licence prior to beginning their summer ministry and to submit proof to the Archbishop.

Applicants already sponsored by a bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada are asked to get permission from their bishop before applying.  The Territorial Archdeacon for Sudbury-Manitoulin acts as the student’s mentor and supervisor.

For decades, St. Christopher’s has been a teaching parish within the Diocese of Algoma. A number of clergy within Algoma spent a summer or two in ‘The Bay’ and they would be willing to have a conversation with a prospective applicant.

The interior of the church looks very much like a log cabin with its pine pews and altar. It truly reflects the rustic beauty of Northern Ontario. Behind the altar is a window in the shape of a cross that fills the sanctuary with light. Often you will find a simple arrangement of wildflowers on the windowsills of the church. These are picked alongside the many boardwalks leading to the church.

Interested students are asked to send their application along with a Cover Letter, current CV, and the names of three references to:

The Most Rev. Anne Germond, Archbishop of Algoma via her Administrative Assistant,

Liz Hamel (