Rector, Full-time - The Parish of St. John's the Baptist North Sydney
Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 19th, 2021 at 5:00 pm

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 licensed Lay-ministers as well as two 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 North Sydney is the second largest 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 center 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 to the tourism industry. www.cbisland.com www.celtic-colours.com

 The Cape Breton Partnership, (their Mission, “Transform Cape Breton-Unama’ki 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 makes Cape Breton one of the best places in the word to live. Please visit https://welcometocapebreton.ca

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.  

St. John's the Baptist North Sydney
Rector, Full-time, The Parish of St. James Anglican Mahone Bay
Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 5:00 pm

St. James Anglican Parish is looking for a full-time Rector to lead our spiritual family. We are a
diverse congregation who loves new ideas just as much as we love tradition. With flourishing
youth ministries and generational parishioners, the ability to engage and relate with a wide
demographic is definitely an asset. Members of the congregation are spirited, hardworking
and passionate about their faith. Given our ways, experienced clergy with a deep faith and
commitment to the teaching of Jesus Christ will be of great benefit to our growth.

Our Parish is nestled on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. St. James Anglican Church, one of the
iconic “Three Churches”, faces the sparkling, placid waters of Mahone Bay. Christ Church sits
serenely on top a hill in the close-knit community of Maitland, a short drive from the town.
We are deeply connected to our community and look for guidance in how to reach out in
meaningful ways to our entire congregation and look to make our presence more visible
within the local communities.

To paint a picture of Mahone Bay, it is a small but vibrant town where fledgling, modern
businesses mix with the quaint and traditional atmosphere. Residents and visitors enjoy many
outdoor activities, such as kayaking, sailing and hiking. Amenities include yoga, fitness, art
classes, lectures, festivals, and many other activities. The local school, from grades primary
to nine is one of the best in the area, and residents have access to excellent and extensive
medical care at the nearby South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. If that isn’t enough,
we are located a mere one hour from all the amenities of Halifax.

Fine print: We offer a stipend, a travel allowance, and a comfortable, three-bedroom Rectory
is available. The Rectory has a striking view of the Bay and waterfront.

To get a feel for our Parish life, visit us using the links below.

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.  

St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay (FB) St. James Anglican Church Mahone Bay Website

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.