INCUMBENT, All Saints’ Anglican Church, Huntsville

The Archbishop of Algoma is seeking to appoint an Incumbent for All Saints’ Anglican Church, Huntsville. The ideal candidate will be an individual who works collaboratively with others and who has some parish experience.  The position is full-time and includes a housing allowance.

All Saints’ is located in Huntsville, Ontario which is the largest municipality in the District of Muskoka – the heart of ‘cottage country’.  It is approximately 2 hours north of Toronto and 1 ½ hours south of North Bay.  It has a permanent population of 20,000 in addition to another 20,000 influx of seasonal visitors during the summer months.  It offers a variety of choices for elementary and secondary school education including French Immersion options at both levels.  Huntsville also has an acute care hospital and a strong health care team covering most disciplines.  Summit Centre sports complex contains two arenas, a competitive swimming pool, a fitness centre, an indoor track, an Active Living Centre, and other health related facilities.  A variety of other sporting venues provide many choices for the community.  It is well-known for its cultural and musical history and is home to regular concerts, musicals, and theatre productions.  Huntsville also has a very strong visual arts community.

During the past two years, Muskoka Deanery, of which All Saints’ is a part, has been undergoing a major transition as it moves to reduce the total number of parishes.  Reconfigurations for ministry are all under discussion with some already implemented.  All Saints’ is in the midst of discussions with other parishes to determine a best way forward which will offer vital ministry in the community and surrounding areas.

The people of All Saints’ have identified hopes they have for qualities in a new rector who will walk with them in their journey of faith.  Some of these attributes are:

  • Energetic and inspirational
  • Leadership abilities
  • Innovative – show new ways of living the gospel of Christ to help grow the parish in a way that attracts new families and people of all ages
  • Strong preacher
  • Strong communication skills
  • Young at heart – relates well with youth
  • Encourages lay leadership
  • Healthy sense of humour

If you are feeling a call to All Saints’ you may view the complete parish profile here.  All Saints’ Anglican Church Profle   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 All Saints’ 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

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