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Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of full time Incumbent at Gathering Table: A Faith Community in the Anglican Church of Canada which is located in Thunder Bay in the Diocese of Algoma.  The parish profile is available at https://www.dioceseofalgoma.com/about-the-diocese-of-agloma/job-openings/.  Potential applicants may also go to Gathering Table’s Facebook page where you may view some of their Sunday worship and other postings.  We hope that in perusing these links you will catch a glimpse of who Gathering Table is, as well as some of their hopes for their future ministry with Christ at the centre.

Gathering Table came into being in June 2018 and is the result of an intentional bringing together of two Thunder Bay congregations – St. Luke’s and St. John’s. Gathering Table is located in the former St. John’s church building with extensive renovations being done to the facility to make it more accessible.

Gathering Table is seeking an incumbent who:

  • Will walk, weep and rejoice with them as they continue to discern their calling and shape their identity.
  • Is rooted in the Anglican ways of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
  • Will be a servant leader who is an effective communicator and teacher.
  • Will engage with the community in their many community and missional building ventures as they participate in the ongoing mission in God’s world.

You will notice that the parish has a rectory. At this time, discussions are underway about the future of the rectory. A conversation will need to take place between the wardens and new incumbent about whether he/she/they will reside there or receive a living allowance.

In the same way that many parishes have been affected by the pandemic, this is true of Gathering Table. They have faithful lay and clergy leaders who are doing everything they can to keep the mission and ministry of the parish moving forward. The church is open for Sunday worship and is offering a hybrid style of worship as it has the capacity to livestream Sunday services. The pastoral care teams and outreach ministries are all serving the parishioners and wider community. Everyone is praying for the person God is calling to be their new incumbent.

Applicants from outside Algoma must ensure that they have their Bishop’s permission to apply for this position. Due to difficulties with immigration we are only accepting applicants from within the Anglican Church of Canada for this appointment.

Applicants are asked to submit, along with their CV, a response to why you believe that God is calling you to be the next incumbent of Gathering Table and something about your vision for ministry in this parish.

For more information about Gathering Table, or to apply for this position please email Archbishop Anne through her Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel ([email protected]).  Please note that not all candidates will be interviewed for this position. If you are not moving forward to be interviewed the Diocesan Archdeacon, Jay Koyle, will notify you.

To apply for this job email your details to adminassistant@dioceseofalgoma.com