St Mary’s, Abingdon

at Rector
Location Abingdon
Date Posted February 24, 2021
Category Maryland (Stuart Wright)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $82,500
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 5
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 157
Average Sunday Attendance 88
Child Population in Church School 15
Adult Population in Church School 25
Budget $272,753
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

After a bad experience with a rector, the parish has learned to value the diocese and to see they're part of something broader in the Episcopal Church. They've had a good, productive interim.

They understand their mission, core values, and challenges.

The beautiful church and the spacious rectory are merely the icing on the cake for this community of the faithful who aspire to be a church where faith transforms, worship engages, ministry empowers, and tradition grounds.

Challenges

Help the congregation to begin to reflect the diversity of the broader community; speaking Spanish would be helpful. Ongoing congregational development needed--especially raising up and fostering lay leadership. Learning to engage the world as it currently exists, not as it once was.  Stewardship needs to move away from investments for operating costs. Formation program is currently diminished and re-engagement is needed.

Comments

www.stmarysharford.org

They describe these desired-but-not-essential skills and experiences:

Bilingual - Spanish

Engagement with the diocese and Harford region

Ecumenical/interfaith interchange

Singles ministry

Tech savvy

Understand/use demographic data.

Flexibility

Innovative/Creative

Transparency and openness

Sense of humor

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Stuart Wayne Wright

Diocese of Maryland

410-467-1399

swright@episcopalmaryland.org