Calvary Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Tarboro
Date Posted March 8, 2023
Category North Carolina (Catherine Massey)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $65,000
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Live-in Rectory Preferred
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? No
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 4br, 2.5 bath approx.
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 280
Average Sunday Attendance 84
Child Population in Church School 13
Adult Population in Church School yes
Teacher Population in Church School yes
Budget $340,379


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Housing: Calvary provides a rectory, rent-free, valued at $18,000/yr.
Utilities: The church pays all utilities, property taxes, and maintenance costs for the
rectory. (approx. value: $8,500)
Rectory Address: 1008 St. Patrick Street Tarboro, NC 27886

Liturgical style and practice

Calvary is a traditional parish, and follows the prayer book for all services. On Sundays, we celebrate HolyEucharist Rite I at our 8:00 am service in our chapel. This service is spoken, without music. Our 11:00 service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II, held in the church with music, a full complement of acolytes, ushers, chalice bearers, lay readers, etc. On Thursdays, Holy Eucharist is celebrated at a local progressive care community.


Although we are classified as a pastoral church, we operate corporately, using a well-developed committee structure. This team approach gives members an opportunity to use their individual talents to enrich the lives of others through service. Some of our teams focus on worship, some on care of each other and still others on outreach into the community. The major committees include Worship, Parish Life, Youth Ministries, ECW, Men’s Group, and Outreach. For a complete outline of Calvary’s committees and ministries, please go to our website at:


Current rector plans to retire December 31, 2023.  Position can be filled prior to that date; consult Canon Massey for further information. 


Parish website:

Link to OTM:

Gifts we're praying for in our next Rector:

This is a targeted search: this means that the Vestry is working as both the Vestry and in partnership with the Diocese, as the search committee.  The Bishop will send the Vestry a slate of pre-screened candidates to invite to Tarboro for on site discernment conversations.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Canon Catherine Massey ( in order to be considered:

  • A cover letter (letter of interest) addressed to the Vestry
  • Current resume
  • OTM Portfolio
  • Deployment questionnaire for clergy positions (Download and save the form to your computer before filling it out.)