All Saints Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Peterborough
Date Posted January 25, 2022
Category New Hampshire (Tina Pickering)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation 75,000 - 100,000
Diocesan Compensation Info https://www.nhepiscopal.org/clergy-compensation-manual
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Required
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 250
Average Sunday Attendance 119
Child Population in Church School 20
Adult Population in Church School 15
Teacher Population in Church School 8
Budget 450,000

Description

Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Please see full diocesan compensation framework linked above. Health benefits may be negotiable (ie. full family, dental). Healthcare offset is paid if no healthcare needed.

Liturgical style and practice

Our liturgical style is varied to meet the diverse needs of our congregation. We worship using both Rites I and II, and we also offer an alternative liturgical celebration called Rite Now that uses texts, prayers and music from a variety of sources. This service is offered in Reynolds Hall, our parish center, and features a shared homily during which participants relate the Gospel reading to current experiences on their faith journey. The Eucharist is central to our worship. Liturgical music is important and at the 10 am service, our most widely attended liturgy, the all-volunteer choir provides support for congregational hymns and offers a variety of anthems and chants. Lay involvement in worship is vital from ushers, altar guild, acolytes, lectors and healing prayer leaders. We also offer fall and spring Choral Evensong and annual Lessons and Carols which reach a wider community beyond our parish.

Strengths

Our strengths include:

  • adaptability during COVID
  • various liturgical styles
  • nurturing lay leadership
  • thriving prayer ministry and opportunities to share spiritual journeys
  • partnership with Avenue A Teen Center
  • care for elders and children in the community
  • successful capital campaign
  • historic church and rectory in excellent condition
  • professional retirees with time, energy and talent to give
  • central location in thriving rural town, 75 miles from Boston.

Challenges

Challenges include:

  • Welcoming and engaging young people in the congregation, addressing educational and other gaps for young people in the community
  • Staffing that directs projects related to our physical campus and staffing that encourages a revitalization of Christian Education for all age groups.
  • Cultivating a spirit of curiosity, integrating and respecting diverse viewpoints while also recognizing that certain situations require privacy and confidentiality.

Comments

Please see our website here: All Saints Peterborough

Our profile is also available on the OTM website.

Peterborough, NH is the town that inspired the famous play "Our Town" - written by Thornton Wilder at the nearby MacDowell Writer's Colony. You can read about a production of the play last summer in Peterborough here.

Contact Information

To apply, please email the following to Tina Pickering, Canon to the Ordinary, tpickering@nhepiscopal.org

  • A letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee of All Saints Episcopal Church
  • A current resume
  • Current OTM Profile