Fr Jesse Abell
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming suburban congregation in the moderately affluent town of Westborough, located on the intersection of the Mass Pike (I-90) and 495, as well as of Rts. 135, 30, and 9. An average of 95 members attend worship on Sunday at two Sunday services (celebrated in English according to Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer) at 8am and 10 am, with music and choir at 10 am. Adult Forum takes place at 9am, and Sunday School takes place during the first part of the liturgy at 10 am. On the first Sunday of each month, "a Youth Sunday service" takes place at 10 am, in lieu of Sunday School, with children and youth acting as ushers, readers, and intercessors, and include a children's sermon in lieu of the regular sermon and a performance by the children's choir. St Stephen's has had a passion for mission and outreach and sponsors a number of events throughout the year that serve the wider community.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
The Field Education student will be invited to participate in the full range of pastoral responsibilities including preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. Additionally, there are opportunities to be involved with interfaith clergy association activities, services, and monthly meetings.
The site is easily drivable via the MassPike or Route 9 and is also located not far from the Commuter Rail Station (along the Worcester line).
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
- Administration and Program Development
- Denominational Polity
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Preaching and Worship
- Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
- Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Weekly supervision with the Rector.
- Number of Students: 1
- Total Compensation: $6000.00
- Type of Compensation: Direct Pay from Site