Rector (HT)

Ellsworth, ME
Type: Clergy
Posted May 12, 2021
Job Title
Name of church or organization
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
Ellsworth, ME
Job Description
St. Dunstan’s is a gem of a church, located in Ellsworth, Maine (the gateway town to Mount Desert Island, home of Bar Harbor and of Acadia National Park).  The congregation is warm, loving, funny and friendly.  They’re also spiritually serious: for instance they fast, in turns, during Lent.  They are deeply interwoven into the community.  Ellsworth is a small place, and many members of St. Dunstan’s have lived there for years.  They know their neighbors, and are good at finding ways to serve and participate in the life of the town.  They do all this with modesty and grace, so that coming to know them is a continuing experience of discovery as their creativity, generosity, and spirit are revealed.

The congregation is seeking a priest who can help them continue their journey with Jesus, and discover new ways to worship, serve and connect.  They have no crises to resolve, yet they don’t want to hold still: they are looking for a leader who will join them as they are, and will then travel in company with them as they move forward into new places.

St. Dunstan’s new priest will have strong support from the congregation, the diocese, and also from regional colleagues, including several priests in the towns of Mount Desert Island.  Ellsworth is a thriving small town, and is well connected to the world beyond. There is a local airport ten minutes away, with daily flights to Boston.  The city of Bangor is forty minutes away, and offers services normally found only in much larger centers, including arts, restaurants, a first rate hospital and an airport with flights to cities across the northeast and midwest.

Type of Commitment
Half Time
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Application Process
Contact the Rev. Canon Michael Ambler, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Maine, at, or at 207-233-7555. For full application instructions go to
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