Christ & Holy Trinity, Westport

at Associate Rector
Location Westport
Date Posted January 13, 2022
Category Connecticut (Amber Page Gehr)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation Will meet diocesan guidelines.
Diocesan Compensation Info https://bit.ly/3tvEbxT
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 4
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Required
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 690
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Average Sunday Attendance 230
Charismatic no
Child Population in Church School 110
Adult Population in Church School 80
Contemporary yes
Emergent yes
Teacher Population in Church School 20
Morning Prayer no
Budget $1,127,000
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Housing equity allowance after 5th anniversary of ordination.
Rectory is a single family home, in the heart of downtown and a part of the church campus.

Liturgical style and practice

Joyful, reverent worship is at the heart of our life and is celebrated in a range of styles from traditional to contemporary; we are always seeking to be deeply human, creative and never stuffy. The beauty of music fills our sanctuary and our souls.

Strengths

Mission-minded congregation with a heart facing the neighborhood; a parish community willing to try new things; spiritually vibrant and hungry; life-long learning environment; vibrant youth and family ministries; dynamic music ministry with active chorister program; healthy lay leadership; solid parish preschool with Reggio approach.

Challenges

Significant demographic changes in the past 10 years means that the congregation is always in flux; lots of new folks, many retirees leaving. In some ways that parish is “too big to be small and too small to be big” both systemically and financially. Though we have a dedicated and creative staff, in many ways we are understaffed to support the growing ministries in our parish.  We live in a busy mobile metro NY community that is over scheduled, stressed and spiritually hungry.

Comments

Find position information here: https://www.chtwestport.org/jobs
Parish website here: https://www.chtwestport.org/

Contact Information

The Rev. John D. Betit, rector

jbetit@chtwestport.org