ABOUT THE PROFILE

The All Saints Church Worcester Profile

Purpose

All Saints Church is engaged in the process that will lead us to call a new rector for the parish. Our entire community is united in prayer for guidance at this time, but two groups have been appointed by the Vestry to complete the major tasks involved in this search: The Profile Committee is responsible for this report and the Search Committee will review applicants and recommend candidates to the Vestry. 

The Profile that appears here has three purposes:

  • to introduce All Saints to anyone who may submit an application to be our next rector,
  • to reflect back to the parish what we have learned together about where All Saints stands at this time, and
  • to guide the Search Committee in its work.

Process

In producing this Profile, the Committee has gathered information from several sources, such as the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT), listening sessions with the parish, conversations with leaders of various church programs, and the parish website, records and archives. The Profile is that information condensed into written descriptions punctuated with photos, links to the All Saints website, and some external resources.  For more information on the process click here for a copy of the report on the CAT Results presented to the Parish in June 2021.

Product

This Profile is a sketch, an outline, rather than a complete picture of All Saints. It is set up in the familiar format of a website. Time lines are not smooth because of the disruptions brought on by the pandemic. Our story includes information about how we functioned “normally”, how we adapted to pandemic restrictions, and our hopes for the future. 

Some users will skim this Profile, others will read it more closely. In whatever way you use this resource, we hope that it will be a thought-provoking representation of All Saints that will help us to travel the road ahead together in faith.

Applicants should contact: The Rev. Rich Simpson, Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts      RSimpson@diocessewma.org

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