|Date Posted||March 20, 2022|
New Hampshire (Tina Pickering)
|Compensation||30,000 - 40,000|
|Diocesan Compensation Info||https://www.nhepiscopal.org/clergy-compensation-manual|
|Health Benefits||Clergy Only|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Communicants in Good Standing||49|
|Average Sunday Attendance||25|
|Adult Population in Church School||12|
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
See diocesan guidelines here: https://www.nhepiscopal.org/clergy-compensation-manual
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: http://stjohnswalpole.org/
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.
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 Canon Tina Pickering for information about ministry opportunities in the Episcopal Church of New Hamphire: https://www.nhepiscopal.org/transitions