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WARDENS & VESTRY
Planning ahead for a bright future
Wardens are elected by the parish and serve as the chief liaison persons between the parish and the Rector assisting the Church in fulfilling its mission.
For 150 Years Saint John’s Episcopal Church has quietly glorified God by serving Gloucester and the surrounding area. As Episcopalians, we trace our identity back to the Roman Catholic Church, from which our spiritual ancestors were separated due to the politics of 16th-century England. Today, while our faith remains rooted in Scripture and the Creeds, we enjoy debating issues that lie beyond those core principles. At Saint John’s we are proud to welcome everyone to the fullness of sacramental worship and parish life.
Co-Warden - 2024
Co-Warden - 2024
Clerk - 2024
Delegates to the 2023 Diocesan Conventions
Sue Lupo and Gwen Kopka
Delegates to the North Shore Deanery 2023
Rick Britton and Sarah Larson
Alternate to the 2023 Diocesan Conventions
At Saint John’s there are two co-wardens who are fully engaged in all aspects of Parish life, including supporting the Rector, trouble-shooting issues and planning ahead to achieve parish goals.
As members of the Vestry, wardens prepare the vestry agenda in consultation with the Rector, take turns presiding at the monthly meetings and facilitate the vestry’s leadership and management role with planning and budgeting, leading and organizing events, and communicating with the full congregation. At Saint John’s, wardens are elected each year and have a term limit of 3 years in the same position.
Whenever the parish does not have a rector, the wardens function as the communication link with the diocese, and serve to make provisions for Sunday worship and take responsibility for the administration and maintenance of the congregation’s properties.
Delegates to the 2020 Diocesan Convention
Rick Britton & Geoff Pope
Delegates to the North Shore Deanery 2020
Rick Britton & Lynn Runnells
GOD'S GRACE WILL LET US FOLLOW
Christ's example of dauntless courage
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