Before Applying

Please note;

~ A Police Records Check report, Vulnerable Sector Check report must be submitted with the application if not already on file (and up-to-date) at the Synod Office.

~ Clergy from outside the Diocese of Nova Scotia and P.E.I., must present confirmation that they are a priest in good standing and have their bishop’s permission to seek employment opportunities outside their own diocese.

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Please contact Jana, Administrative Assistant for the Bishop, at bishopsoffice@nspeidiocese.ca or (902) 420-0717 for profiles & application forms for any open positions.

St. John the Baptist in North Sydney
The Parish of St John the Baptist looks forward to meeting our new family member.

St. John’s is desirous of having a long term covenant with a full time Rector who is interested in growing and sharing with its warm, welcoming and generous congregation, who wholeheartedly give of their time, talent and treasure. The successful candidate will be supported by seven (7) licensed Lay-ministers as well as 2 Wardens and Parish Council.

As in all walks of life, Covid-19 pandemic has presented many challenges through which St. John’s has continued to adjust in a very positive way.

North Sydney, a community of approximately 7,000 is located on the north side of Sydney Harbour, in Cape Breton’s Regional Municipality www.cbrm.ns.ca the second larges economic center in Nova Scotia. It is also an important port in Atlantic Canada, the western terminus of the Marine Atlantic ferry service and acts as the marine link for the Trans-Canada Highway to Newfoundland and Labrador. As a result, North Sydney is often referred to as “The Gateway to Newfoundland”.

Sydney, Cape Breton’s largest urban centre is located 15 minutes from North Sydney and is home of the Cape Breton Eagles, a Quebec Major Hockey League team, Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The locally organized Celtic Colours International Festival has been a boom to the already successful music and culture industry of Cape Breton with a significant impact on the tourism industry. www.cbisland.com www.celtic-colours.com

The Cape Breton Partnership, (their Mission, “Transform Cape Breton-Uramaki into the most creative and prosperous place on earth,” have prepared an e-book which can be downloaded, it’s a guide through the culture, lifestyle and workforce that makes Cape Breton one of the best places in the world to live. Please visit https://welcometocapebreton.ca/

We look forward to receiving your application for this position. Deadline for applications is May 12th at 5:00 pm.

Our Website http://stjohnnorthsydney.com/ and Facebook Page

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For the complete Profiles and application form for this position, please contact Jana, Administrative Assistant for the Bishop, at bishopsoffice@nspeidiocese.ca or (902) 420-0717.

Please note;

A Police Records Check report, Vulnerable Sector Check report must be submitted with the application.

Clergy from outside the Diocese of Nova Scotia and P.E.I., must present confirmation that they are a priest in good standing and have their bishop’s permission to seek employment opportunities outside their own diocese.

 A copy of Canon 25 can be found on our website, linked here.  

 

 

Our Mission and Diocesan Vision

Mission: To participate in God’s mission of reconciling the world to God through Jesus Christ.

Vision: To create and sustain Christ-centered, mission-minded- ministering communities of faith.

How?

*By focusing on the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion (1984)

  • to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
  • to teach, baptize and nurture new believers;
  • to respond to human need by loving service;
  • to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation; [revised wording Nov2012]

  • to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

*By focusing on the Marks of a Healthy Congregation as adapted by our Synod from the Alban Institute

  • IDENTITY: Our congregation knows who they are before God;
  • VISION: Our congregations knows what it is called to do;         
  • STEWARDSHIP: Our congregation has the resources and leadership necessary to carry out its calling;  
  • WORSHIP: People experience the power and energy of the Gospel in their worship and life together;
  • OUTREACH: The activities of our congregation make a discernible difference in individual lives and in the world around us.
  • CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: Our congregation has the ability to transform conflict into positive energy for the Gospel.