St. John’s, Walpole

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Walpole
Date Posted March 20, 2022
Category New Hampshire (Tina Pickering)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Rural
Compensation 30,000 - 40,000
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing None
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 49
Average Sunday Attendance 25
Adult Population in Church School 12
Budget 84,000


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

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Note: there are possibilities for shared ministry to make this a full-time ministry position

Liturgical style and practice

Please go to St. John's website to learn more about our worship and programming:


  • Our congregation is faithful to the Episcopal liturgy whether it be a service of Morning Prayer or the Eucharist.
  • We enjoy the ministry of a very talented organist. Although we have no active choir there are beautiful singers amongst us.
  • We draw from communities outside of Walpole which broadens us.
  • We have a close, loving, and respectful community.
  • We have congregants with dreams of growth and service.
  • We have had the services of a wonderful priest-in-charge which has strengthened us individually and communally in many areas including administration and communication as well as spiritually..
  • We are very solvent financially and have had an increase in pledging this past year.
  • We have strived to bring our Sunday service to others via Zoom (especially our shut-ins) with some success.  We continue to work at improving our quality.


  • Our challenges are a lack of youth and young adults in our congregation. We are an older group.
  • We will need a new roof and associated repairs in approximately 3-4 years. We have started a designated capital fund for this. 
  • We need to organize to restart our Art After School Program.


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon us, in order that we may manifest our love of God to the community through ongoing and new activities including the following:
  • Deepening our social and spiritual growth with one another

  • Supporting the Fall Mountain Food Shelf

  • Offering our church space by reaching out to and meeting the needs of our community
  • Engaging in programs that aim to end racial and other forms of injustice

We are close knit, caring parish right on the Connecticut river on the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, about 2 hours from Boston. We are characterized by strong lay leadership, deep spiritual practice, and engagement with local children through an after-school art program. Ministry could be shared with another parish in NH or VT to create full-time position.

Contact Information

Contact Canon Tina Pickering for information about ministry opportunities in the Episcopal Church of New Hamphire: