Holy Innocents Church / Canterbury Club of West Point

at Priest-in-Charge and Chaplain to Episcopal Students and Families from West Point U.S. Military Academy
Location Highland Falls
Date Posted September 13, 2023
Category New York (Nora Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation Compensation and Benefits according to Diocesan Guidelines.
Diocesan Compensation Info https://dioceseny.org/administration/for-clergy/clergy-finance/minimum-compensation-guidelines-for-priests/
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
Equity Allowance Negotiable
Communicants in Good Standing 94
Average Sunday Attendance 28
Child Population in Church School 2
Adult Population in Church School 40 Students in Teen/Young Adults School (Canterbury Club)
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget $216,512


Liturgical style and practice

Our current liturgical style is not very formal. We celebrate Holy Communion 3 times on Sunday, at 8:30am at St. Mark’s Chapel, at 10:00am at Holy Innocents and again at 5:00pm at Holy Innocents for a brief (1/2 hour) informal, interactive service. We conduct a weekday Communion service for cadets as part of Canterbury Club, and conduct Sunday Communion services for those engaged in battlefield training during the summer. They are greatly appreciated. We have experimented with incorporating Spanish language into our 10:00am service.


We are community centered, with a thrift shop, food pantry, community winter market, community Thanksgiving Dinner (feeding over 200) and community garden.  We believe in our vision and mission statement. Our Vision: We are a Christ-Centered Community of Compassion.  Our Mission is to share God’s love through worship, nurture and witness to this diverse and dynamic community and to provide sanctuary in a changing world. We all get along quite well. Everyone seems to get a lot out of our commitment to the church and working together as a Christian Community.


Like many churches in our community, committed congregants are dying off.  Our challenge is to become significant to new demographics, ethnic and social, including the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking population and enlisted military personnel who need a church home.


Full-time, Housing Provided, Priest-in-Charge and Chaplain to Episcopal Students and Families from West Point U.S. Military Academy.


The OTM Community Ministry Portfolio is available from the Diocese of New York's Positions Open webpage:

Contact Information

Directed search, ongoing.

Interested Candidates should contact the Rev. Canon Nora Smith, Canon for Transition Ministry at: nsmith@dioceseny.org