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Congregations in Transition update

Here’s an update on Maine congregations in transition from Vicki Wiederkehr, Canon for Transition and Ministry.

St. Michael’s, Auburn:  The Rev. Jim Low, Transition Priest in Charge

St. Mark’s, Augusta:  The Revs. Dick Bamforth and Ralph Moore providing regular Sunday supply.  Vestry will interview for transition priest in charge this summer.

St. Saviour’s, Bar Harbor:  The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard has announced his retirement in October 2011.

St. Patrick’s, Brewer*:  The Rev. Ann Kidder, Priest in Charge

St. Peter’s, Bridgton:  The Rev. David Heald providing regular Sunday supply.  Vestry has called a rector.  Letter of Agreement currently in process.

St. Anne’s, Calais:  The Rev. Alice Downs, Priest in Charge

St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth:  The Rev. John Balicki, Transition Priest in Charge.   Transition Committee currently interviewing candidates for Rector.

Trinity, Castine:  The Rev. Margaret “Peg” Thomas, Priest in Charge

St. Mary’s, Falmouth:  The Rev. Barb Schmitz, Transition Priest in Charge

Christ Church, Gardiner:  The Rev. John Widdows, Priest in Charge while The Rev. Jack Fles recovers from surgery.

St. Matthew’s, Hallowell:  The Rev. David Matson, Priest in Charge

Good Shepherd, Houlton:  The Rev. Leslie Nesin’s Service of Leavetaking on Sunday, May 8.  Vestry has called Priest in Charge.  Letter of Agreement currently in process.

St. Giles’, Jefferson:  The Rev. Susan Kraus, Priest in Charge

St. Andrew’s, Millinocket:  Supply clergy currently serving.

St. James’, Old Town*:  The Rev. George Lambert, Transition Priest in Charge

St. Peter’s, Portland:  The Rev. Larry Weeks serving as Priest in Charge with supply clergy currently serving.

St. Nicholas’, Scarborough:  Supply clergy currently serving.  Bishop’s Committee will interview for Priest in Charge.

St. Mark’s, Waterville:  The Rev. Steve Foote, Transition Priest in Charge.  Transition Committee will soon begin interviewing candidates.

St. Philip’s, Wiscasset:  The Rev. Linton Studdiford, Priest in Charge

St. George’s, York Harbor:  The Rev. Calvin Sanborn, Rector.  Celebration of New Ministry on May 15 at 4 p.m.

* A joint search committee from St. Patrick’s, Brewer, and St. James’, Old Town, is currently reviewing and interviewing candidates for Coordinating Priest.

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Updates on (20!) congregations in transition

One feature of the print version of The Northeast was a report on congregations in search (new lingo: transition) across the Diocese.   That will be a new monthly feature of the NNE.  Here’s the first with Canon Vicki Wiederkehr reporting on 20 (of our 65!) congregations that are currently in transition.

St. Michael’s, Auburn:  The Rev. Jim Low, Transition Priest in Charge
St. Mark’s, Augusta:  The Revs. Dick Bamforth and Ralph Moore providing regular Sunday supply
St. Patrick’s, Brewer:  The Rev. Ann Kidder, Priest in Charge

St. Peter’s, Bridgton:  The Rev. David Heald providing regular Sunday supply.  Transition Committee currently interviewing candidates for Rector

St. Anne’s, Calais:  The Rev. David Sivret retired at the end of 2010.  Supply clergy currently serving

St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth:  The Rev. John Balicki, Transition Priest in Charge.   Transition Committee currently interviewing candidates for Rector

Trinity, Castine:  Rota of clergy currently providing regular Sunday supply

St. Mary’s, Falmouth:  The Rev. David Illingworth, Priest in Charge.  Vestry currently interviewing candidates for Transition Priest in Charge

Christ Church, Gardiner:  The Rev. John Widdows, Priest in Charge while The Rev. Jack Fles recovers from surgery

St. Matthew’s, Hallowell:  The Rev. David Matson, Priest in Charge

Good Shepherd, Houlton:  The Rev. Leslie Nesin has announced she will retire in mid-May

St. Giles’, Jefferson:  The Rev. Susan Kraus, Priest in Charge

St. Andrew’s, Millinocket:  The Rev. Bob Ficks retired at the end of 2010.  Supply clergy currently serving

St. Andrew’s, Newcastle:  The Rev. Lu-Anne Conner, Rector.  Celebration of New Ministry on March 6 at 4 p.m.

St. James’, Old Town:  The Rev. George Lambert, Transition Priest in Charge

St. Peter’s, Portland:  The Rev. Wayne Rollins resigned in mid-January.  The Rev. Larry Weeks serving as Priest in Charge with supply clergy currently serving.

St. Nicholas’, Scarborough:  The Rev. Roy Partridge, Priest in Charge

St. Mark’s, Waterville:  The Rev. Steve Foote, Transition Priest in Charge.  Transition Committee will soon begin interviewing candidates.

St. Philip’s, Wiscasset:  The Rev. Linton Studdiford, Priest in Charge

St. George’s, York Harbor:  The Rev. Calvin Sanborn, Rector.  Celebration of New Ministry on May 15 at 4 p.m.

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