In accordance with Diocesan Canon 25, The Right Reverend Sandra Fyfe is accepting applications for the positions of the following:

Rector, Full--time, for the Parish of St. John the Baptist in 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 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.

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

For the complete Profiles and application form for this position, please contact Jana, Administrative Assistant for the Bishop, at 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.