The Bishop of the Territory of the People, the Right Rev. Barbara Andrews is looking for adventurous, resilient and creative clergy, who are willing to live and serve in rural areas of the BC Central Interior.
Positions could be either permanent or on a limited term basis. Stipend, housing and travel allowance with full benefits at a mid range in the Canadian Church are part of a robust compensation package.
Parishes will soon become vacant in the northern deanery which extends from 100 Mile House to Prince George. Where parishes are clustered, a team approach for two or more clergy will be considered and would work well.
Candidates must be willing to travel on winter roads between churches when conditions permit. They must be able to work with a strong and dedicated team of Lay ministers and to assist parishes in recruiting and training a new generation of lay leaders.
The discipline of a well ordered spiritual practice is essential.
Some describe the Cariboo-Chilcotin as one of the most ruggedly beautiful places on earth. Residents enjoy easy access to the natural wonders of British Columbia. Photographers, sport-fishers, hikers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts enjoy endless opportunities for adventure and discovery.
Formerly the Diocese of Cariboo, the Territory of the People Anglican Church has both survived and thrived through much adversity. Our co-mingling of indigenous and non-indigenous leaders serves us well as we continue the healing and reconciliation journey together. As a dispersed faith community, we are proudly and increasingly inclusive in our approach to pastoral ministry and communal witness. These values are expressed thus:
“The Territory of the People walk together with all God’s people, journeying into a new creation, and trusting with faith and courage in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We love as Jesus loves, living with integrity and openness, and are committed stewards of God’s world.”
Interested persons with the permission of their bishop should contact Bishop Andrews as soon as possible.
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