St. John’s Church, Stamford

at Priest in Charge
Location Stamford
Date Posted July 30, 2021
Category Connecticut (Amber Page Gehr)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation Will meet diocesan guidelines.
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 6
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 141
Average Sunday Attendance 65
Budget $874,849
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

Description

Strengths

  • Ethnically and racially diverse congregation
  • Strong commitment to outreach
  • Excellent music program
  • Parish in existence for over 275 years, very much part of the fabric of Stamford, CT
  • Active core of volunteers
  • Long-term financial stability

 

 

Challenges

  • Size of congregation is dwindling and ageing
  • A shrinking youth Christian Education program
  • Transitioning of the church from the 20th century into the church of the 21st century

 

Comments

St. John’s has a long and rich history in Stamford CT.  Many of our congregants have been at St. John’s from multiple generations.  The difficulty arises that with this very committed core of parishioners which is great, at the same time it can be resistant to change.  The new PIC will need to find the right balance of honoring and respecting what St. John’s means while leading St. John’s into the future.

 

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Contact Information

Amber Page Gehr, Diocesan Transition Minister

apagegehr@episcopalct.org