Questions and Answers:  St. Philip’s Priest-in-Charge Search Process

Q. Does the diocese have a formal process to guide our church during the search process? Will the process include helping us determine our vision for the future of our church?

A. Yes. The diocese has provided the vestry a formal guide book that includes tools and resources for seeking a new priest, along with self-study questions to help us know who we’ve been, who we are, and who God is calling us to be. The diocese will also be available to us as a consultant.

Q. What is the time-frame of the Priest-in-Charge process?

Second Parishwide Vestry Letter

January 7, 2019

Dear St. Philip’s Sisters and Brothers,

On this past Sunday, January 6, the Rev. Dr. Mary Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary, was our guest priest. Dr. Thorpe, who has diocesan responsibility for clergy transition, provided an overview of the Priest-in-Charge process we will use to call a new rector and answered questions from the congregation.

First Parishwide Vestry Letter

December 31, 2018

Dear St. Philip’s Sisters and Brothers,

Happy New Year! We hope you and your families are receiving and enjoying the blessings of this Christmas season. As we enter the season of Epiphany, we are reminded of the manifestation of Christ to the peoples of the earth and the spread of the good news to the wider world. We believe that we, St. Philip’s, are also part of the good news!