The Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster is seeking to appoint a vicar for the Parish of St Martin, which is situated in the District of North Vancouver. At the parish’s request this will be a direct appointment and the deadline for applications may be shortened. This is a part-time (80%), permanent position. 

The Parish of St Martin, North Vancouver is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.  

This is a brief snapshot of highlights in the parish profile. Download the entire document to get a more comprehensive picture of the Parish of St. Martin, North Vancouver.

St. Martin’s has just completed a period of interim ministry and self-reflection all while staying connected to each other and their community. They are now ready to welcome a vicar.  They are also exploring partnerships with neighbouring parish churches.

St. Martin’s recognize that they are, like many parishes, aging and declining, but they also see possibilities for growth by providing an alternative expression of Anglican liturgy from what has become the common palate. St. Martin’s describes itself as traditional and appreciates Anglo-Catholic ceremonial in its worship. They do use both the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. Anglican hymnody also holds a valued place in their liturgies. 

They seek a priest who will be ‘spiritually and pastorally gifted.’ Bible study is an important part of their ongoing formation. They remain committed to ‘intentional community outreach’ through food ministry, and connections to organizations such as Mission to Seafarers and others.  

In non-COVID times there are two liturgies on Sunday: an 8am said Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and 10am sung Holy Eucharist using the BCP or the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) with a choir and music typically from Common Praise. A service of Matins is offered monthly.  

In addition to the vicar, the parish’s ministry is supported by a parish administrator (18 hrs./week); a music director (5 hrs./week); and a bookkeeper (5 hrs./week).

The buildings are in excellent repair and the rectory is located directly across the street from the church.

The profile’s appendices includes the 2019 and 2020 financial statements and the 2021 budget.

The complete parish profile and the required diocesan application form are available below on this posting. No other documentation should be included as it is not retained or considered.  

Applications for this position will be received until an appointment is made.  Please email your cover letter, application and, if you are not from the Diocese of New Westminster, a letter from your bishop indicating you are ‘a priest in good standing’ to dfenton@vancouver.anglican.ca.

For further information contact Bill Siksay, Executive Assistant to the Bishop’s Office at 604-684-6306, ext. 228 or by email at bsiksay@vancouver.anglican.ca.