Parish of Shelburne
Full-time Rector

A Community of Hope: Christ Church Reaches out to share Christ’s Love

The Parish of Christ Church, Shelburne, Nova Scotia is seeking a full time rector.

The church is located in Mi’kma’ki - unseeded and traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people, in the historic Loyalist Town of Shelburne, NS. The area was settled in 1783 by both white and black loyalists, whose descendents still live here today. Town population is about 1800. The parish draws it’s congregation from the town and surrounding communities. Many people make their living from the sea – fishing, especially lobster, and ship building. The town is about 2.5 hour drive from the capital city of Halifax. The original church (1789) burned in 1971, and the present church building was opened in 1972.

We are a welcoming and vibrant congregation, involved in various ministries which reach out into our community, including Messy Church, Honey Bees and Youth Group. Unfortunately, these activities have been severely curtailed due to the pandemic and we look forward to a time when we can once again gather.

Worship and music are also central to our being. We have a number of talented musicians, who sing and play organ, keyboard and guitars. Country gospel is a favorite, but all music is greatly appreciated. Another outreach ministry offers an evening of musical entertainment at the church, for the community, involving guest musicians and singers. A free will offering is collected and dedicated to a community organization. In the past, Christ Church Choir and Friends (Gospel Friends) have regularly visited Roseway Manor on a monthly basis for a program of spiritual music, prayer, poems, humour and skits.

We appreciate our history and offer hospitality to all who come. We look forward to a new “pastor” who will inspire and guide us into the future!

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 February 11th, 2022 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.   

Parish of Three Harbours

The Parish of Three Harbours is currently looking for a part-time minister to be a pastor to our beautiful three-point parish.  We are located in Antigonish and Guysborough counties, where the countryside is stunning and the people welcoming.  We are a community-oriented parish, both within our churches and the towns we are located.  As Archbishop Rowan Williams said, “Faith and hope and love are the heart of our discipleship, of our learning and growing in Christ.”

The three churches in the parish are St. Paul’s (Antigonish), St. Mary’s (Bayfield) and Holy Trinity (Country Harbour).  Antigonish is the regional hub, where you will find St. Francis Xavier University, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital and a strong school network.  Bayfield is a fishing community that boasts spectacular beaches and wonderful lobster.  Country Harbour is a rural community with amazing woods and the loveliest of sunsets over the river.  In our parish you will find many ways to enjoy the outdoors and engage with strong communities.

Like many parishes in the diocese, we are parishioners on the more experienced-side of life.  That said though, we are not a stodgy lot.  We are congregations that embrace openness.  We welcome different liturgies, music and ways of engaging with God’s word.  We love having children and youth in our midst.  Bible and book studies are a regular occurrence and have a strong core of participants.  Like many, we have embraced technology, and post a service every week for those that are unable to make it to church.  We are excited about what new ideas and energies a new priest can bring.

As the part-time priest of Three Harbours you will have a strong support network.  We have a deacon and lay ministers that will be able to assist in service planning and delivery.  Our councils are effective and efficient groups that take seriously their role as stewards of the churches and parish.  The congregations are small but they do live the idea that “where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

If you feel that you are called to our parish, we will be able to offer part-time wages as set out by the Diocese and can provide a rectory for you to live in. 

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 February 11th, 2022 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.   

Parish of Three Harbours Facebook page
Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Sackville, NS

The Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is searching for a full-time Rector for the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Sackville, Nova Scotia

The Parish is located in Middle Sackville which is a small part of the greater Halifax Regional Municipality. We are located in the midst of a wonderful maritime city of approximately 400,000 with all of the educational, medical and social amenities within several kilometers.

We strive to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming, friendly and conducive to experiencing the presence of God. We look and listen for God’s presence in one another, in the Word of God read from the Bible and in the celebration of the Holy Communion.

We come from a variety of backgrounds with diverse talents trying to live as Jesus taught, loving God and loving our neighbours as ourselves.  When we leave the worship time, we try to take the message of God’s love and forgiveness to the world in which we live, within our families and within our communities. We also seek to meet various needs in our communities by partnering with service agencies to provide food, clothing, meals, and other forms of assistance.

Parishioners are looking for a Rector who is an involved and a collaborative leader in both the church and in the community, working with and supporting the vibrant leadership in the parish. They should communicate well and have working knowledge of various electronic media; have a sense of humour and a caring, compassionate personality; be willing and enthusiastic to participate in our many ministries;  be flexible and tactful in blending the needs of our mature parishioners while also exploring growth opportunities for the parish.

On Sunday morning our church bell rings out, for all to hear, an invitation to join their neighbours and friends to celebrate our faith in our wonderful, lively and historic church, with Heritage Designation from Halifax Regional Municipality.

Do you hear the bells calling?

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 February 11th, 2022 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.   

St John The Evangelist Middle Sackville Facebook page

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.