Diocese of Central Newfoundland

The Rt. Reverend John Watton is inviting applications for the incumbency of a shared ministry between the Parishes of Gander Bay and Twillingate. The relationship between both parishes is robust, respectful and loving.
Both parishes have been sharing in visioning processes as outlined through the Diocesan “Policy on Sustainable and Intentionally Missional Ministry”, and have made a forward-thinking decision to share the cost of supporting a full-time ministry and housing. At present, both parishes will be maintaining their individual identities.
The Parish of Gander Bay and the Parish of Twillingate each have a deacon. Both of these deacons have servant hearts and are excellent team members.
The laypeople wish to work in partnership with the rector. Clergy are loved and respected, and expectations are clear from the people.
The parishes are looking for a leader who will be an enabler and organizer of lay and diaconal ministries. One point in the parish requires travel by boat.

The parish of Twillingate holds two Churches of historic significance.
All amenities one would desire in relation to families, health care, shopping, education and recreation are available, as both parishes are within approximately 1 hour or less from Gander.

The area is the beautiful North East Coast of the Island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Congregations in Gander Bay Parish are:

  • Holy Trinity
  • St. George
  • St. John
  • The Churches in Twillingate Parish are:
  • St. Peter
  • St. Mary
  • St. Margaret
  • Twillingate Herring Neck Change islands
  • Wing’s Point (New Building) Boyd’s Cove
  • Baytona

The Rectory is newly Constructed – less than 20 years old.

For more information, or to request a parish profile please contact
[email protected]
Please respond to [email protected]
The closing date for applications is October 15,2023
Starting date is negotiable. Please email or call the bishop for more information, and to request a Parish Profile.

How to Apply

  • If you wish more information about the position, or a copy of the parish profile contact Bishop John Watton at [email protected] .
  • Diocesan Clergy that are interested in applying are asked to submit your Resume to Bishop John Watton at [email protected] You should prepare in advance a resume and at least three references that can be shared with the selection committee.
  • Clergy from other dioceses will follow the same process, but are required to have the permission of their own diocesan bishop before applying.
    Deadline for Applications will be received up until noon on October 15,2023
  • For more information, please contact the Diocesan Synod Office at the media above.

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