The Archbishop of Algoma seeks a student minister for the summer 2024 in beautiful McGregor Bay, Northern Ontario.
Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of Student Minister at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in McGregor Bay. Theological Students in their second or third year of studies in a recognized Theological College are welcome to apply for this full-time ministry position (stipend is 75% of a full time stipend) for the months of June, July and August. Because this is a summer only parish, many of the residents are from around Ontario and the United States of America. Many of the parishioners come from different denominations. At the height of summer, attendance at Sunday services spikes to over 100 people.
Responsibilities for this position include leading the weekly Sunday service, preaching, creating opportunities for fellowship, learning and prayer within the St. Christopher’s parish, preparing for the Archbishop of Algoma’s annual visit, providing pastoral care to families within the community, and arranging youth gatherings.
Housing for the summer is provided for this position in a beautiful two bedroom, fully furnished cottage just a few steps away from the church. A small boat is provided for transportation as St. Christopher’s is accessible by water only. The student minister is required to obtain a Boat Operators licence prior to beginning their summer ministry and to submit proof to the Archbishop.
Applicants already sponsored by a bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada are asked to get permission from their bishop before applying. The Territorial Archdeacon for Sudbury-Manitoulin acts as the student’s mentor and supervisor.
For decades, St. Christopher’s has been a teaching parish within the Diocese of Algoma. A number of clergy within Algoma spent a summer or two in ‘The Bay’ and they would be willing to have a conversation with a prospective applicant.
The interior of the church looks very much like a log cabin with its pine pews and altar. It truly reflects the rustic beauty of Northern Ontario. Behind the altar is a window in the shape of a cross that fills the sanctuary with light. Often you will find a simple arrangement of wildflowers on the windowsills of the church. These are picked alongside the many boardwalks leading to the church.
Interested students are asked to send their application along with a Cover Letter, current CV, and the names of three references to:
The Most Rev. Anne Germond, Archbishop of Algoma via her Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel ([email protected])