Rector

Decatur, IL
Posted May 23, 2024
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Location
Decatur, IL
Job Description
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Illinois has a rich and vibrant history that is intermingled with the Decatur community since 1855. Our 165-year-old church has stories to tell and these stories tell who we were and who we are today.

Our worship service is formal, Eucharistic-centered, and based on The Book of Common Prayer. Our Interim Rector leads the parish in our Sunday 8AM spoken Rite I Mass and our 10AM Rite II Choral Mass. Wednesday evenings at 5:30PM the Mass is also offered in our Chapel. A High-Church liturgical style can be experienced at all services, which may include the use of full vestments, traditional hymns on our beautiful pipe organ, choir, Anglican Chant, and the use of occasional incense. Acolytes of all ages assist our clergy in ushering the parish into worship by serving as Crucifer, Gospel bearer, and Eucharistic Ministers.

We recognize that we are a small parish (in terms of church membership) in a large structure (a more beautiful facility dedicated to God you will never find) in need of a priest who is interested in entering into a relationship with us. We desire a priest who is interested in shepherding our existing flock with a desire to see our flock increased by answering two simple questions: 1) Why the Episcopal Church; and 2) Why St. John’s?

For more information see our parish profile and OTM at episcopalspringfield.org/about-us/transition-ministry

Type of Commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Please send inquiries, OTM, and other appropriate information to Canon Mark Evans at canon@episcopalspringfield.org
Application Deadline
08/01/2024
Link to the job posting or application
https://episcopalspringfield.org/about-us/transition-ministry
Website
https://www.stjohnsepiscopaldecatur.com/