The Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan

at Rector
Location New York
Date Posted September 8, 2022
Category New York (Nora Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation $217,086
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Negotiable
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 183
Average Sunday Attendance 39
Child Population in Church School 5
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget $1,084,829


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

A quarterly draw on proceeds from the sale of our previous rectory provides the funds to allow the church to rent an apartment for the Rector. The funds available would secure a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in a doorman building. The parish and vestry are committed to meeting the housing needs of the Rector.

Liturgical style and practice

Epiphany is decidedly Broad Church in its liturgical piety. We favor a joyful, relaxed formality in the celebration of the Sacraments. When fully operating, we celebrate Holy Communion three times every Sunday, once using Rite I with no music, once using Rite II with choir, and once in the evenings with Rite II and no music. Lay Lectors and Intercessors actively participate in each liturgy with the Collect of the Day said in unison. The overriding priority of the parish is that the liturgy be accessible to all who come and is offered with dignity and joy, and we welcome new leadership and innovation from our next Rector.


Epiphany is a welcoming, diverse New York City parish with vibrant outreach ministries and a successful preschool. Our new building, a state of the art facility that will enable growth, is in the same great neighborhood where we have been for 80 years and is a former church, providing continuity. Epiphany is a place where people who may have been unwelcome or discouraged in their other churches have found a home. We care deeply about justice and peace in our community and constantly seek to know God deeply and to serve others.


Epiphany has weathered a tremendous amount of change in the past few years: the departure of a beloved rector and organist/choirmaster, the sale of our building, the construction of a new facility and all of the difficulties that came along with the pandemic. We are searching for a new balance post-Covid and post-move and need to both reinvigorate parishioners and bring in new attendance.


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Parish Profiles and OTM Community Ministry Portfolios are available from the Diocese of New York's Positions Open webpage:

Contact Information

Receiving Names Until: October 28, 2022

To apply for the position of Rector at The Church of the Epiphany, please email your cover letter, Resume, and OTM Portfolio, to:, and copy to the Rev. Canon Nora Smith: