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St. Charles Anglican Cathedral is seeking a new rector. If you are interested in this position, please read the Parish Profile below and send your details to alyson@stcharlesanglican.com.

PARISH PROFILE

WHO WE ARE

St. Charles is situated on the Kitsap Peninsula, which is a scenic ferry ride from Seattle and supports a significant US Navy presence. The peninsula is a fusion of pastoral, urban, and waterfront settings. The church building stands at a crossroad between suburban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the City of Bremerton. Surrounding our place of worship, are schools ranging from elementary to high school with a middle school only a few blocks away.

St. Charles is a member Parish of the Diocese of Cascadia (ACNA) and the Cathedral of the Diocese. It is where our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Kevin Bond Allen, calls home. He will appoint the Rector as Dean of the Cathedral.

The Diocese of Cascadia is a Companion Diocese with Yangon, Myanmar and St. Charles is a Sister Parish with Holy Trinity Cathedral in Yangon. Several parishioners have traveled to Myanmar as delegates and missioners.

Our parish is primarily composed of young families, “empty nesters”, and retirees. Educational backgrounds vary from trade school to post-graduate degrees. About half of our church family has attended St. Charles for more than ten years and the majority attend weekly.

While most members come from the Anglican and Episcopal tradition, the rest come from an assortment of liturgical and non-liturgical backgrounds. We remain faithful to our Anglican worship and heritage. We welcome all who seek to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

At St. Charles there are many ways to share our faith and grow together in Christ. On Sunday mornings we offer a worship service which is followed by a virtual coffee hour. On Wednesdays, we offer Morning Prayer and Compline. All services may be attended virtually.

Our ministries include: Small groups, the Anglican 4th Day Movement, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Men’s social breakfasts, Cascadia Women’s Union, and the Salvation Army. We support the local food bank and Olive Crest (a regional ministry to support at-risk children and strengthen the family). Also, we have partnered with Youth for Christ to provide tutoring, mentoring, and other volunteer work at the nearby middle school.

We are frequently described as a “warm, welcoming church”. Many visitors mention that our faithfulness to the liturgy, orthodoxy, and the welcoming atmosphere brings them back. We are, “A place where the people of God gather. A place of hope and healing in our community.”

WHERE WE’VE BEEN

Our parish history dates from the early 1930s when an Episcopal mission was started in Port Gamble on the Kitsap Peninsula. In the 1960s, as the nearby town of Poulsbo rapidly developed, it became the focal point of the Episcopal Church (ECUSA). St. Charles was established as a second mission church there, but it quickly grew and became an important part of the Poulsbo community.

In the late 1990s, difficulties with ECUSA arose and in 2004, after much discussion, the parishioners voted unanimously to leave. St. Charles provided leadership as cofounders of the Diocese of Cascadia and joined the Anglican Church in North America in 2008. The Rev. Michael Boone was called to be our rector in 2017 and under his guidance, we held a brief and successful capital campaign to purchase and move into our present church building in Bremerton in 2019.

WHAT GOD IS CALLING US TO

The Lord has blessed and challenged us. Kitsap County is part of one of the most unchurched areas in the United States. However, we strive to fulfill the Great Commission. We are excited about expanding our opportunities in the schools around us as well as continuing to be a spiritual home for military personnel and their families.

We desire to be more involved in the community around us through outreach and evangelism. Furthermore, there is a desire for more discipleship through Bible Study, Adult Education, Youth Group, and continued focus on Sunday School. Additional opportunities for fellowship and gathering as a church family are always welcome! We seek a Shepherd who will prepare us for God’s work and partner in our vision of God’s calling. Someone who will lead us through faithful, theological preaching, teaching, and evangelism.

ST. CHARLES IN 2019

Average Sunday Attendance:              85

Membership:                                       127

Operating Income:                               $197,201.28

Non-Operating Income                      $77,938.87

To apply for this job email your details to alyson@stcharlesanglican.com

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