|January 16, 2024
Pennsylvania (Jane Gober)
|Diocesan Compensation Info
|Is there a rectory?
|If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there?
|Live-in Rectory Preferred
|If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory?
|If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms?
|3 Bedroom. Detached two-car garage and fenced-in yard. It has been lovingly maintained and recently updated, including a modern HVAC system and remodeled kitchen.
|Communicants in Good Standing
|Average Sunday Attendance
|Child Population in Church School
|Adult Population in Church School
|Teacher Population in Church School
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
A lovely rectory in splendid condition. Attractive rapidly growing neighborhood that is both suburban and walkable to excellent groceries, restaurants and more. Learn more and find their profile here: https://www.stalbansnewtownsquare.org/transition
Liturgical style and practice
We offer two Eucharist services every Sunday, an intimate spoken service at 8 a.m. and a 10 a.m. service with organ and choir, which is also live-streamed. We also hold a small midweek Eucharist on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Our liturgy is inclusive of sacraments, utilizing the rites set forth in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Most services are conducted using Rite II, but we incorporate the increased formality and ceremony of Rite I for major church holidays and commemorations. We aim to make our welcoming liturgy accessible to all who worship here.
St. Alban’s is committed to maintaining the intimacy of a
smaller church while also unconditionally loving and accepting all people that
find God’s path to us. We trust that, together with our new rector, we will fulfill
the vision God has for us. Our community encourages reflection and selfexamination so that we all can better serve God. “All are welcome here” is not a
platitude, but rather a commitment embraced by all – we are committed to the
truth that God loves everyone, no exceptions.
The wholeheartedness of the “all are welcome here” commitment is clearly
displayed by the enthusiasm and compassion of our members. St. Alban’s
members, worship services, and outreach programs embody a welcoming spirit
and the space to breathe, engage, and be oneself. We pray and serve
enthusiastically, unite when there is a challenge, and share our individual and
collective joy and blessings.
St. Alban’s does not isolate itself from the outside world. Rather, it prioritizes
service to the spiritual and physical well-being of others. While the parish
maintains a broadly apolitical posture, prayers for all of our brothers and
sisters – regardless of religious tradition, who they love, gender identity,
ethnicity, or social strata – are incorporated.
We acknowledge, like many other small parishes, that we have our differing
viewpoints. For example, all our parishioners recognize the importance of
growing our church, but we have contrasting ideas of how it can be achieved.
We are always in need of more volunteers to enable succession planning in key
ministries. We also know there is space for us to learn how to be better
Christians. We are confident that, with God’s help and the guidance of our new
rector, we will be able to overcome any obstacle and move forward into a bright
Profile is found here: https://www.stalbansnewtownsquare.org/transition
All questions and applications should come to the Office of Transitions in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Please do not contact the congregation directly.
Interested qualified applicants should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and their OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Jane Gober firstname.lastname@example.org .