Search for a New Priest

Greetings! St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine is delighted to announce that we are seeking a quarter-time priest-in-charge.

“St. Nick’s” is a welcoming, close knit, eclectic congregation currently worshiping via Zoom. On an average Sunday, we host twenty-five to thirty-five participants. Our current membership is about fifty individuals.

Whether we’re meeting on Zoom or in person, our service style is relatively informal and highly participatory. Our talented music director provides a variety of music. Our sanctuary is open and airy, with a simple altar table. Our upholstered chairs are usually arranged in a semicircle, and we celebrate Communion standing in a circle around God’s table.

Our church building is about 20 years old, set on five grassy acres. The Scarborough Community Garden at St. Nick’s occupies the side yard, and we have a prayer garden in the back. We have a community room, offices, and several classrooms. We happily share our space with the Landmark Pentecostal congregation, which holds evening services.

St. Nick’s is a mission church. Our dedicated, competent Bishop’s Committee takes care of administrative and financial matters, with valued input from Diocesan staff. Members of our congregation are actively involved in outreach in Scarborough, the greater Portland region, and Haiti. Members also provide pastoral care and plan social activities for the congregation.

We are seeking a quarter-time priest-in-charge to lead our Sunday service, provide spiritual leadership, and support pastoral care in collaboration with our Bishop’s Committee and congregation. We enjoy having supply clergy and will work with our new priest to create a realistic quarter-time schedule.

Our church is located within minutes of sandy beaches and wonderful trails. Scarborough is the fastest growing town in Maine and adjacent to Portland, recognized in 2018 as the #1 Foodie City in the US. St. Nick’s is a friendly, engaged Episcopal congregation in a beautiful, lively part of Maine.

We welcome your interest in the quarter-time position of priest-in-charge at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. If you think you are a good fit for St. Nick’s, please contact Michael Ambler at the Diocese of Maine [mambler at]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Peace be with you.

The Search Committee