Incumbent

Parish of St. Peter, St. Mary and The Church of St. John the Divine

The Archbishop of Algoma is accepting applications for a full time Incumbent for the newly formed partnership between St. John the Divine in North Bay, St. Peter’s in Callander, and St. Mary’s in Powassan.

Each of these congregations has been in ministry in the communities they serve for over 100 years. They have a rich history and are seeking an Incumbent to lead them into the new future to which God is calling them.

St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s were formerly known as Trillium Parish, with St. Alban’s completing their trio. St. Alban’s building closed in 2019 and parishioners have been attending the other two congregations. Being in partnership with St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s will be a new experience for St. John the Divine.

In their profile, each congregation has described their context and vision for the future as well as their hoped for attributes in a new Incumbent.

The new Incumbent will have experience in parish ministry in a multi point parish and in ministering in rural and urban settings. He/ she will have skills in leading through a time of change along with the ability to foster new relationships of mutual trust.  

Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their application to the Archbishop’s Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel (adminassistant@dioceseofalgoma.com)

At this time, the Archbishop will only consider those individuals who are within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:

  • If you are resident outside of the Diocese of Algoma, a signed statement confirming that you have received permission from your bishop to make application to this diocese;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of application introducing yourself and describing why you think you are suited to this position; and
  • The names and contact information for three references. As a matter of courtesy and due diligence, we will be contacting the existing or former bishops of those who have been short-listed.

You will be notified to confirm that we have received your application but regret that we cannot provide information on the status of your application while the process is underway. We would ask you not to contact the parish directly. You will be informed when an appointment has been made.

Applications for this vacancy will be received until an appointment is made.

 

 

Incumbent

Trinity Church, Parry Sound

Archbishop Anne Germond is seeking to appoint a Permanent Part-Time Incumbent (30% ministry) to Trinity Anglican Church in Parry Sound.  This would be an ideal position for a retired cleric or a cleric who is bi-vocational.

Parry Sound is a community of 6500 people with an area population of close to 40,000. Located on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay on the Hwy 400 corridor, the area is part of cottage country and has a summer population in excess of 100,000. Parry Sound is the site of the West Parry Sound Health Center, a regional hospital with a large medical capability and housing one of two long term care facilities. The town is also the hub of the regional education facilities with several primary schools, a large regional high school, post secondary colleges and several private schools.

Trinity Anglican church in Parry Sound has a congregation of just over 100 members, including a handful of young people. Numbers at our weekly services have averaged around 35-40 pre-CoVID.

The parish is very active with outreach activities, creative initiatives, educational and spiritual programs.

Prior to Covid, several programs took place on a weekly basis:  a Meditation group;   Bible study program; Yoga; Prayer group; and on occasion, a labyrinth and walking prayer groups. Educational programs were sponsored by the Parish using technology to present programs from Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation, as well as from Trinity Church in New York City.

The music program continues during Covid with a dedicated and gifted organist who does a great job choosing music for our services. There is a group of singers who will be anxious to sing in the choir when it safely becomes possible.

Education has been a large part of the life of the congregation with participation in the Richard Rohr courses and more recently the Diocese of Montreal live stream courses.

A weekly Daily Reflection is ongoing, using email. From Monday to Friday, a post is sent out with a passage from Scripture, a reflection from “Forward Day by Day” publication, followed by a further reflection by this author. The email it is attached to invites the reader to prayer and pause for reflection.

Outreach has been very active, particularly with the local food bank, supplying warm clothing to the schools, and for those in need within the community. Recently, several members have offered to help to guide individuals to register for Covid vaccines; and to offer transportation to the vaccination site.

This Parish has a compassionate heart as they seek to love and support the elderly and anyone in need. There is a strong communication effort with a phone committee to keep in touch with these people, and to reach out to any with health concerns or in need of information, or moral and emotional support. Pastoral care is offered by a small group, with clergy oversight. However, most members are on the ground and caring for their friends and neighbours in every-day living.

There is a dedicated team of Lay Readers, many of whom participate on Parish Council as well as the wider Deanery community. They actively participate in all our worship services, and work closely with the clergy in whatever capacity they are invited.

Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their application to the Archbishop’s Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel (adminassistant@dioceseofalgoma.com)

At this time, the Archbishop will only consider those individuals who are within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:

  • If you are resident outside of the Diocese of Algoma, a signed statement confirming that you have received permission from your bishop to make application to this diocese;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of application introducing yourself and describing why you think you are suited to this position; and
  • The names and contact information for three references. As a matter of courtesy and due diligence, we will be contacting the existing or former bishops of those who have been short-listed.

You will be notified to confirm that we have received your application but regret that we cannot provide information on the status of your application while the process is underway. We would ask you not to contact the parish directly. You will be informed when an appointment has been made.

Applications for this vacancy will be received until an appointment is made.