Website Saint Mark’s Church
Saint Mark’s, Locust Street, in Center City Philadelphia is searching for a priest to serve as Associate Rector, to share in collaborative ministry at this progressive, urban, Anglo-catholic parish. We are committed to the ministry of women in holy orders, and women are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest.Our mission centers on the dual emphases of the worship of God and care for God’s people, especially those in need. We continue to develop ministry with families and children, an area of parish life that has seen substantial growth in recent years. The Associate Rector shares all aspects of priestly ministry with the Rector, and takes leadership responsibility for ministry with families and children, as well as with adults in their 20s and 30s. Gifts in liturgical leadership, preaching, pastoral care, Christian formation, and administration, among others, are all important to the fruitful exercise of ministry in this context.
Saint Mark’s has grown steadily over the past 15- 20 years, and has navigated the transition from a pastoral-size parish to a program-size. We continue to experience a call to grow in our capacity for ministry and in our health and vitality. We are looking for someone who will work collaboratively with the Rector, lay leadership, and volunteers to contribute to this process of growth, and who shares a vision of the church that is hopeful, engaging, and expansive.
We are looking for a priest possessed of significant gifts for ministry, including a desire to stretch his or her self as a leader in a parish that’s engaged in a wide variety of ministries, and that strives to adopt an outward-looking focus, while attending to the pastoral needs of the parish community. The clergy at Saint Mark’s lead liturgies that are said and sung, use the breadth of the Prayer Book, and that daily require a meaningful engagement with the Scriptures for preaching, study, and instruction.
Those who find such a vocation attractive and who believe they may have appropriate gifts are asked to please express their interest to the Rector, Fr. Sean Mullen, by sending a resume and cover letter that shares some insight about their strongest gifts for ministry. Please submit materials by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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