||Church of the Resurrection, an Episcopal summer chapel in the Diocese of Western North Carolina, located in the village of Little Switzerland, is seeking a Vicar for the 2023 season and beyond. The Church of the Resurrection is located in the Village of Little Switzerland, NC, within a few yards of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Church has been a summer Chapel of the Diocese of Western North Carolina since 1913, and is now open from May 1 to October 31 each year. Little Switzerland is principally a community of summer second homes but the location in the Blue Ridge Mountains, proximity to the Parkway and the central presence of an excellent hotel has resulted in a robust tourist presence. There are approximately 140 regulars, with Sunday attendance averaging 40-55 participants, including visitors. A typical Member attends 20 Services during a 26 Sunday season. The majority of the Congregation is Episcopalian with several Protestant faiths well represented.
Ideally, our new Priest will live in the adjacent vicarage and share life with our Members, embracing and encouraging participation by lay leaders and Members. The Vicar will find a wide variety of opportunities for social engagement with the Little Switzerland community, providing a “Ministry of Presence” that is vital to welcoming visitors and adding to the membership. The Vicar celebrates Holy Eucharist (Rite II) every Sunday at 10:00a.m. The Vicar is paid a stipend of $350.00 for each week of the 26 Sunday season. If the Vicar is absent, the supply priest is paid instead. A furnished two-bedroom, two-bathroom vicarage adjacent to the Church is provided at no charge to the Vicar, including electricity, gas, water, internet service, local telephone services and regular cleaning.