|January 30, 2024
Pennsylvania (Jane Gober)
|$83,000 salary, 1/2 SECA, rectory value $22,655 (rectory preferred, but optional)
|Diocesan Compensation Info
|Is there a rectory?
|If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there?
|Live-in Rectory Preferred
|If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms?
|7 bedrooms, 3 bath
|Communicants in Good Standing
|Average Sunday Attendance
|Child Population in Church School
|Adult Population in Church School
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
A rectory in wonderful condition with a walk score of 93! Wonderful neighborhood with shops and restaurants, good location in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Liturgical style and practice
Our liturgical path has stretched over time from center practices and into somewhat high church, and today we show elements of both. Our primary worship is from the BCP, Rite II; with an early Sunday service using Rite I. Our building is an older style on the outside, and newer on the inside, hosting beautiful artistic and architectural treasures that enhance our worship. We have a good choir with section leaders and our music is from the center of liturgical music and our hymns are usually from the Hymnal 1982. When offered, Taizé services have been well received.
St. Mary’s is a place of healing and comfort. As we look forward, we celebrate the unique warmth and spirituality of our congregational life, while acknowledging that there is always room for growth. We come from a variety of economic, social, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Many of us are older, yet a growing number of younger adults are joining us in worship, and everyone is welcome. We cherish a congregation with diverse needs, experiences, and talents, and we are firmly united in the Body of Christ. We have strong lay leadership in formation and worship; we are situated in an ideal spot to continue to innovate and respond to the needs of this era. Over the last five years, we have adapted well and embraced the digital era.
We desire to learn better communication within our church family and with the community. This is a well-situated congregation that is invisible to many. We know there are more opportunities for outreach and ministry with struggling neighbors, but learning their needs and how to be of aid is a challenge we need help with. This congregation is close geographically to three other Episcopal congregations, yet we don't have a history of mutual ministry, an area that needs new direction. We intend to continue our efforts to be good stewards of our buildings and grounds, however, there are ever-present critical needs to address. Lastly, generational and cultural change demands new patterns of life and we don't know where to begin.
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Please do not contact the congregation directly.
All questions about this call should come to the Office of Transition (email below).
All applications should include a letter of interest, resume/CV, and OTM profile sent to the Reverend Canon Jane Gober firstname.lastname@example.org