St. John’s Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Sandwich
Date Posted September 1, 2023
Category Massachusetts (Carol Gallagher, Martha Hubbard, Kelly O'Connell)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation 101,000
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 210
Average Sunday Attendance 63
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 5-10
Teacher Population in Church School 0
Budget 216,722


Liturgical style and practice

- Two weekend services:
o Saturday 5:00 PM – spoken Rite II service
o Sunday 9:30 AM – Rite I and Rite II alternately used, with music
- Low church


- Strong lay leadership
- Integral part of the Town of Sandwich
- Rich in tradition and longevity
- Strong fiscal management
- Longevity of previous rectors
- Belief in and dedication to our parish


- Retention of membership
- Aging congregation
- Expand lay leadership
- Average Sunday attendance of 63
- Rekindle education program for youth and children
- Strengthen adult education/discussion program
- Current low levels of satisfaction and energy among most parishioners
(For more information, refer to Profile.)


- We are St. John’s Episcopal Church Sandwich. St. John’s is a community called by
Christ to grow spiritually and make known God’s love through word and deed in our
congregation and in the broader world.
- We are a community informed by its rich heritage. The origins of St. John’s dates
back to the 1850’s.
- We welcome all people wherever they are on their faith journey.
- A Holy Cow! Consulting Survey was conducted in the Fall of 2022. We received 95
responses, a response rate of 156% of average attendance.
- The survey identified St. John’s as a “Progressive-Settled” congregation – we have a
theologically progressive philosophy, but changes to traditional worship and ministry
can be challenging.
- We have been blessed with the strong leadership of an interim rector and vestry
during this transition time.
We are looking forward to finding a rector who can help lead us spiritually to continue our

Contact Information

To apply for this position please submit:
A letter of introduction
OTM profile
Sermons or link to audio/video
E mail:
If you prefer regular mail:
Celia Bailey-Ochoa
Search Committee
100 Little Pond Road
Marstons Mills, MA 02648