St. John’s

at Rector
Location Walpole
Date Posted March 9, 2020
Category New Hampshire (Gail Avery)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Rural
Compensation 43,500
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Negotiable
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 60
Average Sunday Attendance 28
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 0
Budget 94,670
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes



  • 2/3 of active members are pledgers
  • Reliable endowment and rental income stream
  • Strong core group that is wholly interested in the church and the community.
  • Church building in good shape with a charming, cozy sanctuary and an inviting, recently renovated gathering space.


  • Core group is strong--but small
  • Aging congregation--difficult to attract, sustain young family memberships.
  • Some difficulty sustaining consistent financing.
  • Desire to increase and sustain community involvement


Here is what the people of Walpole and St. John’s Church say about Walpole:

“Nestled in the Connecticut Valley of southwestern New Hampshire, Walpole is one of New England’s prettiest villages. Many of its beautiful and historic buildings have been restored by its residents, so today’s town looks much as it did years ago.”

Walpole's uniqueness comes from being a real town - not a museum like re- creation - with its citizens being its most valuable resource.”

Contact Information

Please email the following to the Rev. Canon Gail Avery, Canon for Transition and Community Engagement,

  1. A letter of interest addressed the Search Committee of St. John's Walpole
  2. A current resume
  3. Current OTM profile

Thank you!