Know Any Good Priests?Posted: March 6, 2010
My parish, St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts, has opened a search for a curate. What’s a curate you ask? It’s a clergy person who serves as assistant to the rector (that would be me). Here is the full position description: Curate Position Description
St. John’s is a healthy, growing program-size church on the South Shore of Boston located in Hingham, Massachusetts. A parish with a history of two priests, we are returning to this model following a two-year period with a single interim rector. I was called as rector in the late summer of 2009 and we are poised, ready, and open to fresh ideas and leadership.
St. John’s currently holds two Sunday morning services at 8 & 10 am with an average Sunday attendance above 200. We recently started a monthly Saturday Night Family Service and we will soon explore the need for a regular third service (either Sunday or Saturday). In addition, there is a weekly mid-week eucharist at 10 am on Wednesdays and daily morning prayer is offered at 8:45 am. Liturgically, St. John’s is traditionally “Broad Church.” There is a fine music program, an excellent choir with paid section leaders, as well as an enthusiastic Junior Choir that sings on selected Sundays.
There are currently 120 registered Church School students and an active lay-led 7th and 8th grade Youth Group. The high school youth groups have lost momentum in recent years and need revitalization and leader mentoring.
This is a parish full of creative, gifted parishioners and the potential for new ministries and drawing people into renewed relationship with Christ is tremendous. As we develop new programs we seek a priest/transitional deacon who is able to develop and delegate ministry to lay leadership.
If you know of anyone who might be a good match for us based on the position description, please have them send a resume, CDO profile, and sermon to Ms. Jami Gregory, search chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and peace,