On Sunday, July 29, in a combined service at 9:30 am, the Reverend Kevin Lloyd presided over his final Eucharist as rector of Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church of Jamestown. Fr. Kevin, with his family of Julia, Harry, and Robert contributed so much to Saint Matthew's in his time of twelve years with us. We celebrated a milestone 175th anniversary, we completed a capital campaign to upgrade our infrastructure and our shared spaces, we've grown our parish thrift shop into a true community asset for Jamestown, we've raised our visibility state-wide through outreach to non-profits and the Diocese, and so much more.
Now, we look ahead.
The vestry at St Matthew’s is committed to updating you frequently on our progress as we work through the process finding a new rector. The full process is outlined hereand we encourage you to find the answers to many of your questions there.
October Update from the Vestry
Thanks to everyone who participated in putting together our Profile, we are now beginning the process of Discernment in our search. Our answers to the twelve questions have been combined in the required form and are now on our website. You can pick up a printed version at the parish office or from the ushers. Our combined answers are a vital part of how we discern the best candidate. Interested clergy members will have answered the same questions.
This week the Discernment Team will meet with Canon Linda Grenz to plan for receiving the names of clergy members who express an interest in St Matthew’s. This part of our search is expected to take several months. We are fortunate to have Fr. Bill Locke, who has long experience as an Interim Rector, with us during this process.
Joan Breakell, Sr Warden Rex Brewer, Jr Warden
Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church 87 Narragansett Avenue Jamestown, RI 02835 (401)423-1762
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