OPPORTUNITY IN THE DIOCESE OF MOOSONEE
The Bishop of Moosonee is seeking to appoint an Incumbent for St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral (Timmins) and St. Paul’s Anglican Church (South Porcupine). The Incumbent will also be the Dean of Moosonee. It is a full-time position and includes a deanery for clergy housing.
The City of Timmins is located in northeastern Ontario on the Mattagami River with a diverse population of 45,000. It is one of the largest regional centers in the North servicing a population of over 117,000. It has a district hospital providing outstanding and expanding services. It is easily accessible by road, railway, bus or air. English, French, and French Immersion schools are available in both the Public and Catholic systems from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Northern College, Université de Hearst, and College Boreal provide post-secondary education with modern new facilities. While mining and forestry remains the mainstay of their economy, other sectors such as construction, retail, business services, health and social services, industrial suppliers, telecommunications, education, tourism and accommodations provide many employment opportunities. There is a wealth of cultural opportunities to explore, indoor and outdoor activities in all seasons.
As the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Moosonee, St. Matthew’s holds a place of special importance. In spite of its age, it remains well maintained and in good general condition. The current parish list includes approximately 90 families with 30 regular attendees. Parish membership is aging but does include youth and young families. Since 2011, the Cathedral has shared a rector with the Parish of St. Paul’s.
South Porcupine and Porcupine have a combined population of approximately 9,500. These towns are located on the shores of scenic Porcupine Lake approximately 15-20 minutes from the City of Timmins. They possess abundant walking trails, parks, a community hall and various recreational facilities. Northern College, a public secondary school, a special needs school, and four elementary schools (both English and French) are within these two communities. In addition to core businesses and recreational facilities, Porcupine has a major provincial government complex.
St. Paul’s is located in South Porcupine. Currently, the parish has 76 families on the parish roll ranging in age from their late 40’s to early 90’s. Parish outreach in the community has taken many forms as noted in the profile.
The deanery is located beside St. Paul’s church and is an all-brick, 3-bedroom building constructed in 1984. It has an attached garage and is also adjacent to a park.
The parishes are hoping to find an individual who will fit their needs and someone who can manage the task of being a Priest to both parishes. Some of the characteristics they are searching for are: energetic, warm and engaging, self- motivated and skilled at motivating others, life experience outside of church ministry, competent liturgist, and interested in children’s and youth ministry.
A parish profile can be found here. Should you wish further information about the diocese, please visit our website.
Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their applications to Assistant Bishop Thomas Corston ( email@example.com ) Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:
- If you are resident outside of the Diocese of Moosonee, a signed statement confirming that you have received permission from your bishop to make application to this diocese;
- A current curriculum vitae;
- A letter of application introducing yourself and describing why you think you are suited to this position based on your knowledge of the parish and careful reading of the Parish Profile; and
- The names and contact information for three references. As a matter of courtesy and due diligence, we will be contacting the existing or former bishops of those who have been short-listed.
You will be notified to confirm that we have received your application but regret that we cannot provide information on the status of your application while the process is underway. We would ask you not to contact the parish directly. You will be informed when an appointment has been made.
Applications for this vacancy will be received until an appointment is made. Inquirers are invited to write to:
The Rt. Reverend Thomas Corston
Assistant Bishop of Moosonee
2489 Cavendish Court
Sudbury, ON P3E 5X7
Muskoka Deanery Youth Ministry Animator
The Muskoka Deanery Youth Ministry Animator will work with all Anglican parishes in the Muskoka area to both support and directly provide ministry to and with teenagers and young adults. The overall mission is to make disciples, and this will necessitate helping young people to put down deep roots both in faith and in faith communities so that the seeds planted may have the best chance of weathering life transitions (aging out of Sunday School, and moving on to university, family life and/or careers).
The vision is one of “coming alongside” others who are, or want to be, involved in youth ministry, but not to do it all or become permanently involved with any particular group (with the possible exception of a deanery-wide group).
The following five key tasks will take up much of the allotted working hours:
- The Animator will prioritize organizing and inviting people of all ages to a youth ministry “rally day” in 2018 – perhaps in September – the purpose of which is to introduce the generations to one another, to have a fun day, to brainstorm/dream, to learn, and to worship together. This event is the main goal and priority for the first year of employment.
Other tasks, when possible and in whatever order:
- Visit parish groups (Parish Council/Advisory Board, Outreach Committees etc.) to consult, offer support, and identify youth ministry needs and growing edges (the Animator may initiate these visits);
- The Animator will lay the ground work in designing an annual youth retreat (both content and organizing steps) for all youth in the Deanery (envisioned as a two-night weekend retreat). This should be able to be implemented by the Animator or by others;
- The Animator will provide support to, and ensure communication with, Muskoka’s delegates to both Youth Synod and Diocesan Synod;
- The Animator will offer training and mentoring to individuals and groups throughout the Deanery when requested, and take steps toward offering one Deanery-wide training event per year (nature of training to be determined by identified needs discerned through parish visits).
- The employer for this position is the Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Algoma. The Bishop, as President of the Incorporated Synod, is the senior employment manager.
- The Archdeacon of Muskoka will serve as the Youth Ministry Animator’s immediate supervisor in matters relating to employment, representing the Bishop in these matters.
- The Diocesan Congregational Development Officer will serve as the employee’s immediate supervisor in matters relating to faith formation and discipleship within a broadly Anglican ethos, as well as for the employee’s own continuing education and support.
- A written report must be submitted to the Deanery Council (via the Regional Dean) at each meeting (usually three times a year) and the Animator should expect questions from that body.
- When working with individual parishes or congregations, the Incumbent must be apprised and supportive of the Animator’s work (including program content) for any projects to continue.
- Priority will be given to a candidate who has had some training in youth ministry.
- Although the candidate need not be an Anglican, she or he should have a respect for Anglicanism and be open to the particular gifts of our denomination. (We want to offer an alternative to other youth programs already operating in the area).
- A personal, lively faith will sustain the candidate in their work and inspire young people to explore Christian discipleship.
Screening in Faith: Any offer of employment is conditional upon receipt of three references and a criminal records check.
Hours and Rate of Pay:
The following will be included in any contract/letter of appointment:
The remuneration for this part-time position is $14,902.00 per annum, less appropriate deductions required by law. This amount represents twenty hours per week. Two weeks of paid holidays, pro-rated in accordance with the part-time hours and the one year term of the position, are provided and must be taken before the conclusion of the term.
There is a travel allowance of 46 cents per kilometer that may be claimed through the Diocesan Treasurer. It will be necessary, as much as possible, to cluster out-of-town travel to best use our resources. Travel beyond deanery boundaries must be authorized by the Bishop or her appointees. As approved by the Diocesan Treasurer, we will reimburse all reasonable costs and expenses incurred in the course of the job including such things as office supplies, long distance calls, photocopying, faxing, and up to $10 per month for your home email account.
Please forward your resume and covering letter to The Rev. Kelly Baetz at firstname.lastname@example.org for team review.