Christ Church Newton

at Interim Priest in Charge
Location Newton
Date Posted May 3, 2022
Category Newark (Margo Peckham Clark)
Job Type Intentional Interim
Setting Town
Compensation Complies with all Diocese Minimums, may be full or part time depending on arrangement
Diocesan Compensation Info https://dioceseofnewark.org/sites/default/files/resources/2021_CONV_147_PRECON_PCKT_R05_HR_RPT_1.pdf
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 600
Average Sunday Attendance 150
Budget 425,000

Description

Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

This vibrant large resourced parish in a charming scenic town in the western part of the Diocese seeks an Interim, interested candidates should contact Canon Clark in the Bishop's Office. There is a wide range of what the Bishop' office and the parish could be open to depending on the candidate--i.e. full or part time, whether or not a PIC and eligible for election to Rector and so on. The Rector of 19 years is retiring in June. The parish seeks a priest that places Jesus at the center, that honors and embraces good liturgy and music and who is comfortable with preaching and ministering in a parish that happily embraces people representing a wide spectrum in various aspects of life, including a wide spectrum of "political opinions".

Liturgical style and practice

Broad Church BCP with a history of fine music. Warm and relaxed, yet worshipful and focused. Welcoming.

Strengths

This is a connected parish with active lay leadership.  They know who they are and where they want to go.  Folks are committed to Christ and the work of the church.  The facility is large and in beautiful shape.  The congregation is truly warm and friendly.

Challenges

This is a committed parish with active lay leadership.  They know who they are and where they want to go--they aren't certain they need to change much or to have ongoing conversation about how things may have changed.

Contact Information

Please contact, The Reverend Canon Margaret A Peckham Clark, Canon for Congregational Life mapclark@dioceseofnewark.org  Happy to discuss this or any other opportunity in the Diocese of Newark--and to hear where you feel God may be leading you.