St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

at Rector Time Certain
Location OXFORD
Date Posted September 10, 2023
Category North Carolina (Catherine Massey)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $57,500
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing for 4
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Live-in Rectory Preferred
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? No
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 3+ BR and 2 bath
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 200
Average Sunday Attendance 68
Child Population in Church School 8
Budget $162,576


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

The rectory is located at 302 College Street in Oxford. It is 2 blocks NW of the church. The house is on a nice corner lot with a great deck and nice fenced backyard. We also pay for the lawn maintenance. Because it is not on the tax rolls, I was unable to give you square footage, but it is a nice family sized home. Downstairs has a separate living room, dining room, study / library, bedroom with attached dressing area and bathroom, a small 2-piece powder room, breakfast nook, kitchen and laundry room. Upstairs has a nice sized bonus space at the top of the stairs - plenty big enough for an upstairs TV room or play area or other multi-purpose space - on either side are two bedrooms with a connecting bath. 3 of those bedrooms are nice sized; the 4th one is perfect for an upstairs study or nursery and does not have a closet. There is ample floored space on the third floor for seasonal storage, etc. which is accessed by built-in stairs.

Liturgical style and practice

Traditional worship


Located in historic downtown Oxford, North Carolina, St. Stephen’s is a small but vibrant parish dedicated to living out the Gospel by following the example of Saint Stephen, the church’s first martyr and one of the first twelve deacons.

Each week we gather to celebrate the ancient rite of Holy Eucharist on Sundays, Morning Prayer on Thursdays, and Centering Prayer on Wednesday evenings. We are committed to contemplative prayer practices, creation care, and service to our community.

The people at St. Stephen’s want to know and help our neighbors and the parish partners with a number of local agencies, such as Area Congregations in Ministry, the Boys and Girls Club, Murdoch Developmental Center, and Hope House.

Through these ongoing worship and service activities, we try to live out our mission to share “the Gospel and love of Christ Jesus through service to our Church, community, and world.”




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Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Canon Catherine Massey ( in order to be considered:

  • A cover letter (letter of interest) addressed to the Vestry, Mr. Jim Branch, Sr Warden
  • Current resume
  • OTM Portfolio
  • Deployment questionnaire for clergy positions (Download and save the form to your computer before filling it out.)