Trinity Episcopal "Old Swedes" Church

Priest-in-Charge

Date Posted August 28, 2018
Diocese New Jersey (Brian Jemmott)
Location Swedesboro
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation In accordance with diocesan standards - see http://dioceseofnj.org/sccc/
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 5
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 59
Average Sunday Attendance 28
Child Population in Church School 4-6
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $87,571
Anglo-Catholic yes
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Welcoming and friendly congregation.  Beautiful, historic Church and grounds. Prominent location near town center.  Exquisite organ, organist, and acoustics.  Dedicated and faithful congregation base.

Challenges

Inconsistent clergy leadership.  New member attraction.  New member retention.  Membership growth is not occurring.  Challenged in outreach and engagement of local community; this includes reaching populations that are diverse to our current congregation in terms of ethnicity, age, race, outlook, experiences, etc.  We are in need of a dynamic and dedicated priest to guide and catalyze us in finding and living the mission God has for us.  Our dedicated and faithful congregation base is aging.  Our beautiful and robust physical plant is not inexpensive or easy to maintain.

Comments

Trinity is a friendly community church in the Episcopal (Anglican) tradition and a mission church parish of the Diocese of New Jersey. We are located in the town of Swedesboro in Gloucester County, NJ, approximately 25 miles from Philadelphia. In 2003, we celebrated our parish's 300th anniversary (We are 315 years old!).  We seek a fun, creative, charismatic, dynamic, and Jesus loving spiritual leader who will engage, and lead us to engage, all demographic groups (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), within the Trinity Swedesboro congregation and in the broader local community, through worship, outreach, programs and activities, pastoral care, and Christian formation.

Contact Information

By November 30, please submit your cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to the Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry

to The Reverend Canon Brian Jemmott, Canon to the Ordinary and Transitions Officer, at bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org or contact him at 609-394-5281 Extension 21.