|Date Posted||February 14, 2022|
Connecticut (Amber Page Gehr)
|Compensation||Will meet diocesan guidelines.|
|Diocesan Compensation Info||Commons Companion can be found at www.episcopalct.org.|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Communicants in Good Standing||201|
|Average Sunday Attendance||95|
|Child Population in Church School||18|
|Teacher Population in Church School||2|
Liturgical style and practice
Rite I and Rite II.
St. John’s Church, North Haven is a welcoming community of faith in the county of New Haven, Connecticut. The gateway to New England, we are centrally located midway between New York City and Boston close to public bus and railroad transportation. We are close to many Universities including Yale, Quinnipiac, University of New Haven, Albertus Magnus, Gateway Community and Wesleyan University.
St. John’s is a beautiful 260-year-old historic church located at the top of the North Haven town green in a suburban New England setting. We are a traditional community with worship at the heart of what we do. As we look back on our years of worship and service, we salute those who formed the strong foundation that allows today’s members to build a strong future.
We are positive and looking forward to reengaging after the pandemic. Our parish has a close family feeling that thrives on fellowship activities. We have a good generational mix and a strong Christian education program (prior to the pandemic). Reengagement activities are front most on our minds.
We boast a good-sized campus that at includes the Church, meeting rooms, a hall with a full commercial kitchen, a school building with about six good sized classrooms and two rented houses located on the property.
Like most churches, we are facing consistent declining membership, but our lay leaders are committed to work with the many talents and assets God has gifted us. We have a balanced budget and physical assets with income earning potential.
Some of our buildings are old and in constant need of repair. Major deferred projects include an aging furnace, a bell tower that is deteriorating and windows that are rotting in the oldest parts of the Church. We are researching grants available for some of the work needed.
There is a strong feeling amongst parishioners that we should be doing more outreach. Our ministries have all ceased from the pandemic. We now have the opportunity to create ministries that are new and fresh to meet the changing needs of the community and the world.