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A Prayer for St. Paul’s During this Season of Transition

Almighty and ever-living God, ruler of all things in heaven and on earth, hear our prayers for St. Paul’s Church during this season of transition. Guide the wardens and members of the vestry, give to the clergy and staff the healthful spirit of your grace, and pour upon all of us the continual dew of your blessing.  Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord,  AMEN.

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On November 12, 2018, The Rev. Cliff Cutler, 11th Rector of St. Paul’s Chestnut Hill, announced retirement in a letter to the parish.  His final service and a celebration of his ministry at St. Paul’s took place on May 5, 2019.  

In June 2019, The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle began his service as Interim Rector to anchor worship and pastoral care during the transition period.  In September 2019 The Rev. Barbara Abbott was hired as consultant to guide the parish through the process of discerning our new rector. The past months have been spent in community conversation and self-study.

Anticipated timeline going forward:

  • November 2020 | Publication of Parish Profile
  • November 2020 | Commissioning of Search Committee
  • Spring-Summer 2021 | New Rector called