Christ Church

at Rector
Location Cambridge
Date Posted February 28, 2021
Category Massachusetts (Carol Gallagher, Martha Hubbard, Kelly O'Connell)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation 156,535
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Negotiable
Equity Allowance Negotiable
Communicants in Good Standing 510
Average Sunday Attendance 210
Child Population in Church School 40
Adult Population in Church School 35
Teacher Population in Church School 9
Budget $1,334,610
Anglo-Catholic no
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

Description

Strengths

We are welcoming to all who enter our doors wherever they are on their spiritual journey.

Parishioners have a strong desire to engage with the world and to express their faith in practical action.

We have a beautiful and historic church building and we are known for high quality music in the Anglican tradition. We value traditional liturgy but are not bound by it.

Our active pastoral care ministry engages lay members in partnership with clergy to offer pastoral support through prayer, personal service, communication, and visits.

As a parish with many ideas and passions, we are involved in a wide variety of mission and social justice work both at the church and in our lives and communities outside of church.

Challenges

Christ Church shares many of the same worries as many other 21st-century churches: declining membership, aging parishioners, fewer children and families participating in activities, and little diversity in the pews.

Our church experiences the pulling of interwoven fibers of tradition and progress, and of interconnectedness and outreach, creating a “tension” that strengthens us when it is helped to be in balance.

Comments

Christ Church uses Rite II for most services but has used Rite I during Lent in some years.

Morning prayer is a parishioner-led, midweek service.

Contact Information

Institution Phone: (617) 876-0200

Institution Email: discernmentcommittee@cccambridge.org

Institution Address: Zero Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Name: Jill Herold

Contact Email: jillatrc@aol.com (committee chair)
sarah.corvene@gmail.com (corresponding secretary)

Contact Phone 1: (617) 939-3202 (Jill Herold)
Contact Phone 2: (781) 866-1108 (Sarah Corvene)
Contact Address: 18 Stearns Avenue, Medford, MA 02155