Parish of Bridgetown
Our Mission: The Anglican Parish of Bridgetown is a welcoming family-oriented church seeking to share Christ’s love through faith, fellowship and hope.

The Parish of Bridgetown, incorporating St. James, St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s, is seeking a half-time Rector. Services are conducted using the Book of Alternative Services as well as other available resources.

St. James  is located in the center of Bridgetown with St. Mary’s 12 km and St. Peter’s 22 km away. The Parish is at the lower end of the Annapolis Valley in a beautiful rural area. The Parish of Bridgetown catchment area has a stable population with the new modern (P-12) state of the art school and world class Sports Hub which attracted thirty-nine new students in 2021 despite Covid 19 and resulted in part, at least, to the real estate boom in the area as well as growth of small businesses and in-home enterprises.

The Parish congregations, through small actively support and participate in church and community affairs with a happy willingness to work at events, fund-raisers, and religious observances.

We recognize that we are an aging congregation, but we hope that with the arrival of new families to the area, we will be able to grow our faith family. Both St. James and St. Mary’s have very good music programs with dedicated and reliable organists and singers.

The community is kept well informed about activities and events in the area through a local newsletter, The Bridgetown and Annapolis County Reader.

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To Apply;

For the complete Parish Profile and application form, please contact Jana Gauthier, Diocesan Executive Administrator at bishopsoffice@nspeidiocese.ca or (902)420-0717.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 17th, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

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.