Christ Church Hornell/Church of the Good Shepherd Savona

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Hornell and Savona
Date Posted September 14, 2021
Category Rochester (Virginia Tyler Smith)
Job Type 3/4 Time
Setting Town
Compensation Half time salary plus housing
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 120 combined
Average Sunday Attendance 30 at one service, 15 at the other
Child Population in Church School 6 combined
Adult Population in Church School 10
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget combined $110k
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes



Two highly "small but mighty" congregations near Alfred University.  Both parishes have dedicated outreach ministries. One hosts the local food cupboard, while the other has the local thrift shop.  The parish in Savona provides a lovely three-bedroom home, which is attached to the church.


Church of the Good Shepherd has only the housing to offer.  They have been without a priest for over two years. They have partnered in the past, and are willing to do so again.  Christ Church Hornell had a strong rector in the past, and are working now to grow into their lay empowerment.


This could be a wonderful position for someone who is retired, as it is only 3/4 time. Both parishes are very open to new models of ministry and willing to work with someone who wants to explore and grow with them.  They are in the midst of beautiful farm and lake country, and are host to four seasons for outdoor activities.  Rochester and Corning are within a 2-hour drive.

Contact Information

Please send OTM, cover letter and resume to:

The Very Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith, Dean of Transitions

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester