While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 26: 26-28
saint benedict’s table is a young, Eucharistic centric, liturgically grounded, artistic, imaginative, socially conscious, and hope filled congregation that worships in downtown Winnipeg. As a mission of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land we have been free to experiment and test new ways of practicing an old tradition, to invite new people to the table of Christ, and to find creative ways to express the multitude of human emotions during worship. We desire to continue to explore, experiment, and create, while remaining steadfastly rooted at the communion table and we are excited to welcome a new incumbent to lead our mission.
Having only experienced the leadership of one incumbent, it is an exciting time to join saint benedict’s table in discovering what our next chapter is. Through a congregational survey in summer of 2023, we have found five significant characteristics of the leader we are seeking to lead us through the coming chapter. We are seeking:
As you read our Mission Profile, we wanted you to gain a sense of some of the language that has been key to our initial creation and growth. This language comes from two books that were written around and about our community’s founding, an Appreciative Inquiry workshop in 2015, and congregational survey completed in Spring 2023. As saint benedict’s table is something of an oddity within Anglican tradition, we hope this language—which is meaningful to the congregation—will help you to get a richer grasp of who we are and how we have practiced our life and discerned vocation as a church.
Applications for this position will be received until close of business on Monday, November 27th, 2023. For further information and the full application package contact The Ven. Simon Blaikie, Executive Archdeacon, at 204-992-4212 or email at [email protected]