St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, NY

Rector

Date Posted September 18, 2017
Diocese New York (Deborah Tammearu)
Location Bedford
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $160,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 650 adult members
Average Sunday Attendance 148
Child Population in Church School 106
Adult Population in Church School 28
Teacher Population in Church School 37
Budget $1,234,700

Strengths

Our church has a long history in Bedford, NY where we are respected and cherished by many in the community. We attract people of all ages with our embracing congregation, fun fellowship activities, beautiful facilities, multitude of involved members, and responsive staff. Parishioners are generally well-educated, active in the community and dedicated to the longevity of St. Matthew’s Church.

Challenges

Like many Episcopalian churches today, we wish to encourage greater attendance and support by young families, both long-time members and potential members. We would like to increase our footprint on social media and the internet, and we strive to use technology as a way to connect members and promote fellowship. Stewardship is a concern in any church. In order to maintain our future financial health, we will need a minister who helps cultivate a sense of gratitude among the younger generation.

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Contact Information

Contact: Roger Vincent
Email: searchcommittee@stmatthewsbedford.org