St. James’ Episcopal Church, Wilmington, NC

at Rector, Full Time
Location Wilmington
Date Posted September 28, 2020
Category East Carolina (Mollie Roberts)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation Negotiable and consistent with diocesan recommendations for congregation size and years of service
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 1075
Average Sunday Attendance 325-350
Child Population in Church School 40-70
Adult Population in Church School 60+
Teacher Population in Church School 16
Budget $1.3 Million
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes



The strength and endurance of St. James has always been found in its members: clergy, staff, and parishioners. From its founding in 1729, St. James Parish has been an influential part of Wilmington’s long and rich history.

Wilmington is a coastal city surrounded by the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway. St. James is located in the historic downtown area, with a vibrant cultural arts scene, several performance venues, museums, restaurants, and its 1.75 mile Riverwalk.

Home to a strong professional community, with companies in banking, pharmaceutical and technology sectors, Wilmington enjoys an outstanding and growing healthcare system; New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the county’s largest employment provider.

With beautiful and well-preserved beaches, waterways and green spaces, recreation and relaxation are easy to find. Sports and outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of all water activities, bike and walking trails, parks and entertainment venues. Ideal climate and incredible natural beauty invite residents and visitors alike to enjoy all that Wilmington and the surrounding area have to offer.


  • Historic and ongoing racial tensions
  • Income disparities between job sectors.
  • Coastal location susceptible to hurricanes and flooding.
  • Infrastructure demands to keep up with fast growth in the region.
  • What does St James look like in a Covid-19/ post Covid-19 world?


Our worshiping community seeks a priest of high integrity with a genuine, honest faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and who can warmly welcome and spiritually lead all those who desire a relationship with Jesus Christ and a home at St. James Parish.

Contact Information

To apply please send cover letter and OTM portfolio to: The Rev Canon Mollie Roberts, Diocese of East Carolina, P.O. Box 1336, Kinston, NC 28503

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