Diocese of Algoma

Archbishop Anne Germond is now accepting applications for the position of full time Incumbent for the combined parishes of St. Mary’s (Nipigon) and St. John the Evangelist (Schreiber) in the Deanery of Thunder Bay-North Shore in the Diocese of Algoma.

St. Mary’s is centrally located in Nipigon, within a five-minute walk from the beautiful Nipigon River and marina facilities.  The parish has been in existence for over 125 years, a true testament to the congregation’s dedication and commitment to Anglican ministry in the community.  Their 2016 Mission Statement, “Practicing Love and Discipleship”, is reflected in their activities and outreach within Nipigon and the surrounding small towns.  They are also involved in several ecumenical ventures with other churches in the area.

The church building was built in 2006 and is bright, accessible, and fully functional as a hall as well.

A lovely, two-storey rectory is located directly beside the church with three bedrooms, washroom, dining room, living room, office, and updated kitchen.

St. John the Evangelist is located in the Town of Schreiber but also serves the people of Terrace Bay and smaller communities surrounding it.  The beautiful north shore of Lake Superior is a picturesque natural area with many summer and winter activities abounding.

St. John’s has over 140 years of history in Schreiber.  The congregation is currently relying on visiting clergy, Diocesan Lay Readers, and Parochial Lay Readers to lead Sunday services.

They have a strong community outreach presence including the St. John’s Thrift Store.

These two congregations have recently completed discussions and are looking for an Incumbent to serve in their communities within a combined parish ministry model.  Schreiber and Nipigon are approximately a one hour’s drive apart.  It is expected the successful candidate would move into the St. Mary’s rectory.

Their parish profiles are available on the Diocesan website at www.dioceseofalgoma.com.

Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their application to the Archbishop’s Administrative Assistant, Liz Hamel ([email protected])

At this time, the Archbishop will only consider those individuals who are within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:

If you are resident outside of the Diocese of Algoma, a signed statement confirming that you have received permission from your bishop to make application to this diocese;
A current curriculum vitae;
A letter of application introducing yourself and describing why you think you are suited to this position; and
The names and contact information for three references. As a matter of courtesy and due diligence, we will be contacting the existing or former bishops of those who have been short-listed.
You will be notified to confirm that we have received your application but regret that we cannot provide information on the status of your application while the process is underway. We would ask you not to contact the parish directly. You will be informed when an appointment has been made.

Applications for this vacancy will be received until an appointment is made.

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