The Search for Our New Vicar
Our Vicar, The Reverend Carl Somers-Edgar, has announced his intention to retire in the New Year. The text of his announcement appears here.
We will update this page periodically to keep you all up to date with the search for his replacement.
Status of the search
Update September 2011A Warden’s Warble in The Rock for September provides a further update.
In time, The Nominators will surely find a suitable candidate with " the courage of his convictions".
Update August 2011
Parish Nominators advise that though there have been several expressions of interest, none has yet resulted in an application. You can see further details in A Warden’s Warble in September’s issue of The Rock .
Update June 4thDetails of the applicants (if any) for our vacant parish priesthood are, of course, highly confidential. There are some good signs though. For example:
Update: May 3rd 2011Saint Peter’s Parish Profile is now available on Saint Peter’s Vicar Search page and Saint Peter’s Candidate Information page.
Update: April 14th 2011
Discussions between Vestry members and the Diocesan Ministry Educator (who facilitated the Parish Consultation Meeting) are complete and resulting documents have been forwarded to the Bishop so the formal employment search can begin. The following documents are now available on this site:
- Saint Peter’s Parish Profile which includes narrative material, a financial summary and the current Strategic Plan for Saint Peter’s
- The Parish Summary which was prepared by vestry members
- The Wardens’ Report which was presented to the Parish Consultation Meeting
- The Parish Consultation Report prepared by by the Diocesan Ministry Educator.
Update: March 4th 2011
The first draft of a Parish Profile, including a record of the Parish Consultation Meeting led by the Rev. Alec Clark, has been prepared and is being reviewed by the vestry.
Update: February 13th 2011
Update: January 2011
A Parish Consultation Meeting, the first formal step in preparing for the selection and appointment of a new vicar, is scheduled for February 13th. Invitations, including an overview of the session, were sent to all members of the parish roll and are available in Saint Peter’s. Or you can view an online copy of the Invitation to a Parish Consultation Meeting.
Update: December 2010
The parish nominators issued this invitation to parishioners.
" The Parish Nominators would like to have some idea or indication from you, as parishioners, what ideals and qualities you would like to see in a new Vicar. With this in mind, we invite you to contact any of the four appointed nominators with your comments and ideas. Contact details are:
- Heather Brooks, phone 481-1916 or email
- Ian Condie 454-4316 or email
- Joy Henderson 456-1141
- Tubby Hopkins 455-3613 or email
Please make the effort to let us know your thoughts, don’t just leave it to someone else to do. "
Parish nominators are in place and beginning the process of consulting with parishioners so they (the nominators) are working with an accurate understanding of what parishioners want.
They are also corresponding with Diocesan officials to get the formal procedures under way.
You will find a brief overview of the search and selection process here.
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