Rector

Asheville, NC
Type: Clergy
Posted Jan 24, 2023
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Location
Asheville, NC
Job Description
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is an historic church in Asheville, North Carolina. It is classically Anglo-Catholic in its liturgy and collective piety and understands its roots in the Gospel imperative of love and the historic Oxford Movement to be the catalyst for their participation of God’s justice and mercy in the world.

We’re looking for a priest who will respect St. Mary’s traditional order of worship and will join us in enjoying the beauty of our rich ceremony. St. Mary’s is looking for a strong Anglo-Catholic liturgist who is able to sing the Mass or is willing to learn. We appreciate a pastoral leader who is an active listener, communicating well and with a sense of humor, as well as providing good counsel. St. Mary’s is looking for a leader to foster fellowship amongst ourselves at church gatherings as well as nurturing our continued community outreach. Despite St. Mary’s small size, we need someone with experience dealing with a complex church structure, since we have a large mortgage, own several properties and oversee multiple trusts.

While clearly, we’re attached to our traditions, at the same time, we seek renewal, change, and growth. We are ultimately concerned with growing our intellectually open and reflective community while still paying attention to structure and ritual.

Most of all, we are looking for someone who is excited about the prospect of being a part of our St. Mary’s family! We like to have fun, we appreciate beauty, and we want to help others. St. Mary’s is looking for someone to join us in our pursuit of scripture, tradition and reason with truth, beauty and love!

Type of Commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Please submit a cover letter addressed to the St. Mary’s Discernment Committee, along with resume and OTM profile to The Rev. Canon Augusta Anderson canonaugusta@diocesewnc.org
Application Deadline
02/21/2023
Link to the job posting or application
https://www.stmarysasheville.org/rectorsearch
Website
www.stmarysasheville.org