Church of the Messiah

at Rector
Location Lower Gwnedd
Date Posted March 11, 2024
Category Pennsylvania (Jane Gober)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 106,000
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Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing None
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 306
Average Sunday Attendance 68
Child Population in Church School 15
Budget 492,420


Liturgical style and practice

We currently use the Standard Lectionary, the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, and the 1982 Hymnal. Our weekly worship includes two Eucharistic services. The smaller, 8:00 AM service uses Rite I, without music. The larger family service at 9:30 AM, using Rite II, is enriched with organ, choir, bell choir, and carillon. Church School currently begins at 9:30 with the children gathering in the Parish Hall classrooms. They join their parents in the Sanctuary for the Sharing of the Peace and the Eucharist.


A good foundation in a lovely part of the Philly metro area, this is a congregation with tremendous strength and initiative.

The recent pandemic was a time of fluctuation, with rapid initiation of online services and a significant drop in attendance.
However, in many ways the challenges of forced isolation have strengthened our parish. New technologies have been adopted, including the recording and live broadcast of services to expand access. New methods of communication, such as weekly e-mail messaging and a social media presence, have been implemented.  The periods of isolation further emphasized our sense of community and
the need to cherish and celebrate our times together.

We suggest you visit our profile to learn more about our whole life together.  The link is at the top of this page:


Our physical campus is aging and needs a rector with financial awareness and fresh,creative ideas to ensure the longevity of our church home. We also have members with needs for pastoral care and attention. Even though we are at varied stages of ourspiritual journey, a leader who meets us where we are, with availability and concern,would be a true gift.

Our current church community recognizes the need to encourage diversity by inviting and accepting everyone. We hope that when people walk into Messiah, they feel at home.




As our Mission emphasizes, we will warmly welcome our new rector to lead us, involve us, look after us, feed us, teach us, and celebrate with
us, while together we marvel in God’s abounding grace.

Contact Information

All applicants must send their letter of interest, OTM, and Resume/CV to the Rev. Canon Jane Gober

Any questions must also come to the offices of the Diocese of Pennsylvania first.