Grace Church, Nyack

at Rector
Location Nyack
Date Posted May 11, 2022
Category New York (Nora Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation Compensation & benefits according to diocesan guidelines.
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 6
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Required
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 288
Average Sunday Attendance 85
Child Population in Church School 32
Adult Population in Church School 55
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget $530,928


Liturgical style and practice

Liturgical worship and music are central to the life of Grace Church, and a source of enrichment in parishioners’ lives. It is a reflection of our commitment to our neighbors and manifested in all of our ministries. Grace extends its welcome to all. We offer three quite different services to meet the varying needs of our parishioners.

8 a.m. Sunday
A spoken Eucharist with scripture readings, sermon and prayers according to Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer.

9:30 a.m. Sunday
A lively and informal Eucharist adapted from Rite II, which includes scripture, a short sermon and music. Young parishioners serve as crucifer, subdeacons, and lectors. Parents often serve as subdeacons with their young children as acolytes. Church school follows this service.

11 a.m. Sunday
A full complement of choir, organ, and church music, a Rite II Eucharist with scripture, sermon, congregational hymn singing, and choral offerings. Since the pandemic, this service has been streamed on Facebook, YouTube and our website.

The church school and choir take a hiatus during the summer, and we offer two services: 8 a.m. Rite I and 10 a.m. Rite II, with music.


Grace Church Nyack is a neighborhood church and a beloved community– an Episcopal parish filled with people from all walks of life who have come together in all of our splendid diversity to share in the grace and love of God.  We are proud of our inclusivity, our diversity, and our strong sense of shared purpose. We are welcoming of newcomers and eager to share our community. Our parishioners routinely step forward to meet the needs of others, and are known for hospitality and outreach to ALL. We are aware of social issues, and, while not everyone shares the same politics, the sense of acting as the hands of Christ is what prevails.


While we embrace and are proud of our outreach, some have suggested that in doing so we lose sight of feeding our own spirituality. Some view the differences in our three services as divisive; we are working on ways to better integrate those services. As with many organizations, the same few people often do the burden of the work. We are aware of the need to plan for the future, grow our congregation, and adapt to the post Covid world. We seek a rector who is culturally sensitive, outgoing, inspiring, energetic with a sense of humor, who is able to make a connection between spirituality and this modern world.


Church website:

Parish Profile and OTM Community Ministry Portfolio, available from the Diocese of New York's Positions Open webpage:

Contact Information

Receiving Names Until: June 8, 2022

How to apply
If you are a priest of the Episcopal Church in good standing and, having read our profile, believe you have the skills we seek and would find joy in ministering to our congregation, we invite you to send your resume, current OTM Portfolio, and a cover letter to: Copy the Canon for Transition Ministry, the Rev. Nora Smith, at