INCUMBENT, Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury

The Archbishop of Algoma is accepting applications from qualified and experienced clergy to fill the position of Incumbent at the Church of the Epiphany (Sudbury Ontario). This is a full time appointment with the compensation package including a stipend, a generous housing allowance, and a travel allowance.

The Church of the Epiphany is one of Sudbury’s oldest and well established parishes and is located in the heart of the city. It is a beautiful modern facility which was rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in the late 1980s.

Advertised as a “Destination Parish Shining a Light in Downtown Sudbury” (www.epiphanysudbury.org) the parish has a strong and committed lay leadership team. It is served at present by an Interim Incumbent, the Rt. Rev. Thomas Corston, while the Rev. Rhonda Hirst (Lead of Spiritual Care at Health Sciences North) and the Rev. Canon Dr. John Gibaut (President and Provost and Vice Chancellor of Thorneloe University) serve as the Honourary Assistant and Associate.

The congregation is becoming more diverse with a mix of long time parishioners and newcomers filling its pews. It has a rich worshipping life with its main Sunday service at 10: 30am (BAS) and there is a mid week Eucharist on a Wednesday.  Godly Play is offered for children during the service. The Epiphany has a dynamic choir under the committed leadership of Mr. Norm Blanchard. Mr. Blanchard also leads the Deanery Choir which consists of members of other parishes in the city as well as Epiphany members. This choir enhances the beauty of worship at deanery events such as the Easter Vigil Service, Ordinations, and the occasional Taize service and Evensong.  The average attendance on a Sunday morning is 80. The parish has a number of active lay readers who assist on Sunday mornings.

For many years, the Epiphany has been one of the teaching parishes in the Diocese of Algoma where students, postulants, and new ordinands have been mentored in preparation for their own ministry.

One of the important aspects of its mission and ministry is that it has a very active outreach program in the downtown core, in partnership with other denominations. The “Out of the Cold” dinner program runs during the winter months and is held in the basement of the church with participation from other parishes in the city.  Members of the Epiphany are very supportive of the “Social Action for Youth Centre” and in welcoming newcomers to Canada. For decades, it has been the site for newcomers to Canada as they learn English as a second language. The parish is also involved in national and international outreach projects.

There is a devoted pastoral care team at the Epiphany who make regular visits to those who are sick, bereaved, hospitalized or lonely.

A copy of the most recent parish profile is available Epiphany Profile 2020 (rev).

Applications are being received until the 30th April 2020 (or until an Incumbent has been appointed) by the Archbishop’s Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel (adminassistant@dioceseofalgoma.com)

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 your “Vision For Ministry” at Church of the Epiphany and why you think you are suited to this position based on your knowledge of the parish and careful reading of the Parish Profile; 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.

 

 

INCUMBENT, Emmaus Anglican Church, Sault Ste. Marie

The Archbishop of Algoma is seeking to appoint an Incumbent for Emmaus Anglican Church, Sault Ste. Marie. It is a full-time position and includes a housing allowance.

In September 2016, after much prayer and discussion, the parishes of St. John the Evangelist and St. Matthew’s in Sault Ste. Marie merged to form a new parish, Emmaus, on the site of the former St. Matthew’s.  They believe God has called them to be a gathered community that:

  • Is patterned by the gospel narrative
  • Tells a new story in the city
  • Is committed to discipleship
  • Is inspired by a robust hope
  • Exists for the sake of others

The congregation would welcome a new Incumbent who feels called to their midst and who is supportive of the mission and vision of Emmaus as they grow in their journey of faith together.  They are hoping for an individual who is energetic, young at heart, open-minded, and willing to be involved in the many community building and missional ventures the parish is involved with as their ongoing ministry in God’s world.

Emmaus is in the beautiful border town of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on the north shore of the St. Mary’s River, which separates Lake Huron and Lake Superior.  The small city of 73,000 is truly “naturally gifted” and is noted as Algoma’s Friendliest City.  It is a virtual paradise for people who enjoy outdoor activities in all four seasons.  It is home to excellent post-secondary facilities and offers a variety of educational options at the elementary and secondary school levels.  There is no lack of cultural opportunities and exposure in the city.  Sault Ste. Marie is home to the Algoma Conservatory (second largest conservatory in Ontario), Sault Symphony, Art Gallery of Algoma, and a variety of theatre groups to just name a few.

A parish profile can be found here – Emmaus Profile 2019 website. Should you wish further information about the diocese, please visit our website (www.dioceseofalgoma.com)

Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their applications to Archbishop Anne Germond (bishop@dioceseofalgoma.com). 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 your “Vision For Ministry” at Emmaus and why you think you are suited to this position based on your knowledge of the parish and careful reading of the Parish Profile; 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. Inquirers are invited to write to:

The Most Reverend Anne Germond
Archbishop of Algoma
619 Wellington Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  P6A 2M6
Telephone: 705-256-5061 x23
E-mail: bishop@dioceseofalgoma.com