St. Thomas, Hanover

at Curate
Location Hanover
Date Posted March 20, 2022
Category New Hampshire (Tina Pickering)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation 67,000
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing None
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 361
Average Sunday Attendance 130
Child Population in Church School 25
Adult Population in Church School 150
Budget 560,000


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Liturgical style and practice

Our approach to the liturgy is classically Anglican: we value the rhythm and familiarity of the shared prayers. We also value parts of the tradition that have not always been valued, seeking an expansiveness and openness in the full spectrum of liturgical worship. Liturgy helps us to live into our vision that "All are welcome - no exceptions - to worship, love, serve and grow."

Visit our website and join our zoom worship to get a feel for our joyful liturgy:



  • Ministry Leadership
  • Music program for adults and children
  • Thriving College Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Parish committed to Becoming Beloved Community





  • New member stewardship
  • Supporting the growth of lay ministries coming out of the pandemic



St Thomas seeks to appoint a full-time curate straight from seminary. We are looking for someone who is intelligent, energetic and kind, both willing to grow and able to help us grow. This is an education-centered position in a parish committed to many kinds of learning. Members of St Thomas experience liturgy as transformative and value clergy who help them think deeply about the big questions.

St Thomas is geographically situated in the heart of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and has a thriving campus ministry which includes a wide range of faith perspectives. Our parish serves a broad demographic that includes many young families and seniors. A predominantly white church, we are strongly committed to moving toward racial justice and actively working at “Becoming Beloved Community.” We hope to learn much from our curate. In turn, we can provide an extensive grounding in a range of vibrant ministries.

We hope our new curate will help us live into our vision of: “All welcome – no exceptions – to worship, love, serve and grow.” We particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for sharing God’s love inside and outside the physical building of the church.

Additional information:

  • The pandemic has taught us much about what we value - and what we seek. The bonds of fellowship, worship and education grew stronger for many parishioners over the pandemic. We have also seen fewer people return to physical worship in the building since our doors reopened (we continue to offer a live zoom stream).
  • Willingness to teach – and to learn from others – are essential characteristics that we look for in our clergy. We value the traditions of our liturgy, and hope our next curate will be willing to learn some of our unique traditions, while also teaching us new traditions to take us into the future. The vision statement, developed by St Thomas the year after our rector arrived, is at the heart of who we are: All welcome – no exceptions – to worship, love, serve and grow.
  • Candidates who would like to know more before applying are encouraged to reach out to our Rector, The Rev Dr Guy Collins, for an informal conversation: – 603 643 4155 x 105
  • Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2022. The job will start between July 1 and September 1, 2022.

Contact Information

To formally apply, please contact Reneé Bergland at, Chair of the St Thomas Search Team, with a Resume, OTM and Letter of interest.

Contact Canon Tina Pickering at to learn more about ministry in the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire.