St. Andrew's in the Valley

Rector

Date Posted September 23, 2017
Diocese New Hampshire (Hannah Anderson)
Location Tamworth
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Rural
Compensation $82,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 85
Average Sunday Attendance 52
Child Population in Church School 3
Adult Population in Church School 15
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $170,000
Broad Church yes
Non-Traditional yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

St. Andrew's in the Valley is located in one of the most beautiful parts of New Hampshire.  The small church sits on a piece of property that boasts a vast field with a labyrinth and a path through the woods, often used in outdoor liturgies.  The sanctuary is stunning and has been well cared for over the years.

The priests who have served at St. Andrew's in the Valley have brought a liturgical and theological breadth to the church that has formed the community over time into a welcoming, open, vibrant body of Christ.  Though modest in number, this hearty group of New Englanders continues to roll up its sleeves each week to offer a free dinner to the larger community.  They are known for their generous hearts and good food.

Worship at St. Andrew's offers solid liturgy/hymnody in a space where the priest and people can easily engage creativity and playfulness.  The church is filled with joy, wonder and appreciation for the many blessings of life.

Applications for this position are welcome as of October 1, 2017.

Challenges

In preparation for a modified parish profile, the Search Team has claimed that they are a 'mature' congregation.  Yes, there are aging members, but perhaps the maturity that they reference is wisdom, willingness to lean into the future without certainly of what is to come, and abiding faithfulness in God.  They fully recognize the financial challenges ahead of them but are more concerned with responding to people in need throughout their region.

Please know that anyone applying for this position needs to love cold weather and snow.

Comments

Please check out their website at:  www.standrewsinthevalley@blogspot.com

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Hannah Anderson:  handerson@nhepiscopal.org