Incumbent

St. Michael and All Angels (Thunder Bay)

Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of full time Incumbent at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church which is located in Thunder Bay in the Diocese of Algoma.  The parish profile is available at this link –  Parish profile May 19 – 2022 r5.

St. Michael and All Angels is a warm, loving, and welcoming community of faith.  The congregation has seen two years of change but it has also seen a resurgence of energy and engagement from parishioners.

They have, most recently, been working with a Bishop in Residence who has provided strong leadership, engaged with the congregation, and moved them into a more stable position financially.  Their focus now is on mission and stewardship.

They have many seniors, but the mix of older and younger, different ethnicities and education provide a myriad of gifts to start afresh.

The parish has three part-time employees:  an administrative assistant, a maintenance man, and are recruiting for a Music Director.

Some of the qualities they are praying for in their next Incumbent are:

  • Hardworking and energetic
  • Pastoral and willing to visit in hospitals, care settings, and parishioner’s homes
  • Nurtures and maintains connections
  • Thoughtful and thought-provoking preacher
  • Inspiring teacher of the Christian faith to all ages
  • Capable administrator
  • Cheerleader in all things spiritual, both old and new, traditional, and modern

They state that “the priest that is called to us might not be everything we think we want, but they may bring what we did not know we needed.  We are prayerfully open to where God leads us.”

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.

Applicants are asked to submit, along with their CV, a response to why you believe that God is calling you to be the next incumbent of St. Michael and All Angels and something about your vision for ministry in this parish.

For more information about St. Michael and All Angels, or to apply for this position please email Archbishop Anne through her Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel (liz.hamel@dioceseofalgoma.com).  Please note that not all candidates will be interviewed for this position. If you are not moving forward to be interviewed the Diocesan Archdeacon, Jay Koyle, will notify you.

 

 

 

 

 

Incumbent

St. Mary’s (Nipigon)/St. John the Evangelist (Schreiber)

Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of full time Incumbent for the combined parishes of St. Mary’s (Nipigon) and St. John the Evangelist (Schreiber) in the Deanery of Thunder Bay-North Shore in the Diocese of Algoma.

St. Mary’s is centrally located in Nipigon, within a five-minute walk from the beautiful Nipigon River and marina facilities.  The parish has been in existence for over 125 years, a true testament to the congregation’s dedication and commitment to Anglican ministry in the community.  Their 2016 Mission Statement, “Practicing Love and Discipleship”, is reflected in their activities and outreach within Nipigon and the surrounding small towns.  They are also involved in several ecumenical ventures with other churches in the area.

The church building was built in 2006 and is bright, accessible, and fully functional as a hall as well.

A lovely, two-storey rectory is located directly beside the church with three bedrooms, washroom, dining room, living room, office, and updated kitchen.

St. John the Evangelist is located in the Town of Schreiber but also serves the people of Terrace Bay and smaller communities surrounding it.  The beautiful north shore of Lake Superior is a picturesque natural area with many summer and winter activities abounding.

St. John’s has over 140 years of history in Schreiber.  The congregation is currently relying on visiting clergy, Diocesan Lay Readers, and Parochial Lay Readers to lead Sunday services.

They have a strong community outreach presence including the St. John’s Thrift Store.

These two congregations have recently completed discussions and are looking for an Incumbent to serve in their communities within a combined parish ministry model.  Schreiber and Nipigon are approximately a one hour’s drive apart.  It is expected the successful candidate would move into the St. Mary’s rectory.

Their parish profiles are available here  Nipigon-Schreiber 2022

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

Gathering Table, Thunder Bay

Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of full time Incumbent at Gathering Table: A Faith Community in the Anglican Church of Canada which is located in Thunder Bay in the Diocese of Algoma.  The parish profile is available here:  GT Profile Dec. 2021.  Potential applicants may also go to Gathering Table’s Facebook page where you may view some of their Sunday worship and other postings.  We hope that in perusing these links you will catch a glimpse of who Gathering Table is, as well as some of their hopes for their future ministry with Christ at the centre.

Gathering Table came into being in June 2018 and is the result of an intentional bringing together of two Thunder Bay congregations – St. Luke’s and St. John’s. Gathering Table is located in the former St. John’s church building with extensive renovations being done to the facility to make it more accessible.

Gathering Table is seeking an incumbent who:

  • Will walk, weep and rejoice with them as they continue to discern their calling and shape their identity.
  • Is rooted in the Anglican ways of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
  • Will be a servant leader who is an effective communicator and teacher.
  • Will engage with the community in their many community and missional building ventures as they participate in the ongoing mission in God’s world.

You will notice that the parish has a rectory. At this time, discussions are underway about the future of the rectory. A conversation will need to take place between the wardens and new incumbent about whether he/she/they will reside there or receive a living allowance.

In the same way that many parishes have been affected by the pandemic, this is true of Gathering Table. They have faithful lay and clergy leaders who are doing everything they can to keep the mission and ministry of the parish moving forward. The church is open for Sunday worship and is offering a hybrid style of worship as it has the capacity to livestream Sunday services. The pastoral care teams and outreach ministries are all serving the parishioners and wider community. Everyone is praying for the person God is calling to be their new incumbent.

Applicants from outside Algoma must ensure that they have their Bishop’s permission to apply for this position. Due to difficulties with immigration, we are only accepting applicants from within the Anglican Church of Canada for this appointment.

Applicants are asked to submit, along with their CV, a response to why you believe that God is calling you to be the next incumbent of Gathering Table and something about your vision for ministry in this parish.

For more information about Gathering Table, or to apply for this position please email Archbishop Anne through her Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel (adminassistant@dioceseofalgoma.com).  Please note that not all candidates will be interviewed for this position. If you are not moving forward to be interviewed the Diocesan Archdeacon, Jay Koyle, will notify you.