St Matthew’s Anglican Church

Position Description: Children’s Ministries Coordinator

St Matthew’s is a welcoming Christian community committed to growing in faith, offering joyous worship and reaching out in loving service.

St Matthew’s Sunday School is an exciting mix of dedicated Sunday School teachers and active joyful children of all ages. We have spacious and well-equipped facilities and a resourced curriculum. St Matthew’s is an historic parish in the Diocese of Ottawa with a strong music program, beautiful worship and active mission.

Reporting to the Rector, the Children’s Ministries Coordinator (CMC) oversees our Children’s ministry, nurturing relationships with families, developing leaders, and coordinating the Sunday School program. The CMC is NOT required to be present every Sunday morning but is responsible for its well organized and smooth operation.

The position is for six hours per week with the possibility of approved additional hours from time to time for preparation and participation in special events such as the Christmas Pageant, Good Friday or other events that are outside of the weekly Sunday School program.

Payment is commensurate with experience according to the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa guidelines. The position is paid from September 5th, 2017 to June 17, 2018. There is a possibility of renewal as well as potential opportunity for an expanded position depending on skillsets.

Responsibilities of the Children’s Ministries Coordinator (six hours per week)

Please apply to the Rev. Gregor Sneddon,, or at 217 First Ave., Ottawa, ON K1S 2GS not later than Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

The Children’s Ministries Coordinator directs and leads the ministries for children on Sunday morning by:

  • ensuring Chapel and Sunday School rooms are ready before arrival of children and that age-appropriate books and other materials for children are available at the back of the church
  • preparing curriculum materials as needed for teachers (currently using the Sparks curriculum)
  • making sure parents and children are greeted as they arrive at church, new students welcomed
  • shaping the Sunday morning church school program, and designing special events from time to time
  • assisting teachers as needed in class areas
  • making sure all the spaces used by the Sunday School students each Sunday are tidied
  • working with the Rector in finding ways for children to participate in the main Sunday liturgy
  • meeting administrative responsibilities including capturing children contact information, record keeping, statistics, report writing,
  • recruiting and equipping volunteer teachers for each of the three classes
  • insuring the program is operated within the “Screening in Faith” guidelines of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
  • make arrangements for the summer Sunday School (schedule and lessons for class and at the back of the church) before summer break
  • assisting with the children’s sections of the parish website through photographs and writing
  • meeting with the rector on a bi weekly or as needed basis

Supports for the Children’s Ministries Coordinator 

                • administrative support of the St. Matthew’s parish administrator
                • mentoring by the Rector or his designate
                • Skilled and available volunteers
                • Resources for materials and curriculum

Qualifications for the Children’s Ministries Coordinator:

                • love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
                • love of children and ability to engage with the imaginative wonder of the Christian story
                • knowledge of the Anglican tradition
                • availability to work on Sunday and flexibility throughout the week
                • ability to work well with adult volunteers including delegating, equipping and training them to lead
                • valid Police Record Check including work with vulnerable persons
                • proven ability to communicate and build relationships
                • strong organizational and relevant administrative skills
                • highly motivated and positive attitude
                • previous experience in children’s based initiatives or programs



 Volunteer Editor Wanted -  Pulse of the Parish Magazine

St. Matthew’s, the Anglican Church in the Glebe, is located at 217 First Avenue, near Bank. About 150 people worship at the church on Sundays; 90 people volunteer to do community service where we can help to feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, and support suicide prevention in remote villages.  We have a robust website and a strong music program involving 75 men, boys, women and girls.  We are seeking a part-time editor for our quarterly magazine, the Pulse of the Parish.

Mandate: The Editor of the Pulse of the Parish is responsible for publishing the Parish Magazine in March, June, September and December. An experienced editor would need 10 to 15 hours to do the layout and prepare it for publication on line and in print.

Duties: Under the guidance of the Chair of the Communications Committee and the Rector, the Editor has full responsibility for the content and production of the Magazine:


  • Advertises the deadline for each issue in the weekly bulletin, one month or more before the actual deadline
  • Receives planned articles written by members of the parish
  • Edits (as needed) and proofreads the copy
  • Ensures proper recognition for photos and other source materials
  • Does the lay out and prepares the issue for online publication using Publisher
  • Sends the final text for printing
  • Generates new ideas and takes an interest in innovation
  • All articles and photos about the Rector should be reviewed by the Incumbent.


  • Knows the parish
  • Knows desk-top publishing, including Microsoft Publisher
  • Sets a high standard of language and editorial style
  • Adheres to best practices in managing intellectual property rights.

If you are interested, please send a resume and a short note explaining why you are interested to by February 24, 2017.        


Regular Services

Sunday Summer Service July 2 - Sept 3/2017

  • Sundays, 9am in the Church (one service only)

Sunday Fall Service Times

The Holy Eucharist - Sept 10/2017-June 24/2018
  • Chapel, Sundays, 8am
  • Church, Sundays, 10am
  • Chapel, Thursdays, 10am
  • Church, 2nd Wednesdays, 11:30am
Choral Evensong
• 1st & 3rd Sundays, 4pm (Sept to June)
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