Working for the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

We need clergy and lay leaders who have energy, vision and creativity for a new day dedicated to God’s great glory, in the name of Jesus the risen Saviour through the power of the Holy Spirit.

If you feel God is calling you to come and join the Diocese of Christchurch, we want to hear from you. What are your gifts and passions? What sort of spiritual disciplines keep you in touch with God? How do you best express your creativity? Finally, what can you offer a city and Diocese that is badly bruised yet populated by disciples deeply dedicated to the service and worship of Jesus our Lord who is ever ancient and ever new.

Below we list our present vacancies which include someone with a vision for leadership in the area of children and families ministries and a number of parishes. In the words of Jesus in the Gospel of John, “Come and see”.


How to apply

To inquire about one of the vacancies listed below please phone: 03 348 6701.

To apply for one of the vacancies listed below please send us your:

  • CV

And, if applicable:

  • a response to the relevant church profile (three page limit)
  • a statement about your personal approach to ministry

Applications can be sent to:


Parish of Fendalton: Senior Assistant Priest

The Parish of Fendalton is a large and diverse suburban parish with a clear vision for outreach, service and growth and with an active and very committed laity. The parish vision is ‘following Jesus and extending God’s love’ and we have been seeing good progress in recent years with our outreach ministries flourishing, together with our evangelism, discipleship and small group ministries. The parish staff team is an energetic and supportive group consisting of both clergy and lay leaders.

The parish is seeking to appoint a Senior Assistant Priest to join the staff team and to support the Vicar by taking responsibility for a number of ministry areas. The person must be able to relate well to a wide age range, offer skilled pastoral care, preach well and have a proven track record in parish development. The person will be expected to work well in a ministry team environment. The successful candidate should have good liturgy skills and preferably have an interest in creative liturgy for special occasions.

Applicants are encouraged to look at the parish website for more information about the parish – go to Applications must include a CV, a written reflection on the parish Mission Action Plan and a statement about your personal approach to ministry. Please email your application to by 5pm on Friday 22 June.

For an informal conversation about the position please contact Rev Mark Chamberlain on 0274327474 or

For further information about the parish, the position of Senior Assistant Priest and a copy of the parish’s Mission Action Plan email the Bishop’s EA on

Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Board

Ecumenical Chaplain Based at the University of Otago – Christchurch Campus (0.1, fixed term for a year)

The Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board (OTCTB) is an ecumenical Christian Board responsible for providing Chaplaincy at Otago Polytechnic and at the University of Otago.

The Board seeks to further enhance its Chaplaincy Services by appointing a part-time (0.1) Chaplain to serve the University of Otago, Christchurch Campus.  Due to funding constraints this is a fixed-term position for a year.

The role is a 0.1 stipendiary position.  The role is to provide Chaplaincy services that delivery quality pastoral care, spiritual support and educational resourcing to students and staff of the University of Otago, Christchurch Campus.  The appointee’s duties will include being asked to be available to students who wish to discuss issues relating to spirituality, well-being and mental health, support students and staff, and have an advisory / teaching role to staff and students with regard to spirituality and inter-faith awareness and student well-being.

If you are a person who thrives on:

  • Nurturing spiritual well-being
  • Relating well to people within a diverse community
  • Facilitating pastoral care for all students and staff
  • Building a caring community
  • Offering mental health support
  • and are familiar with tikaka Māori and te reo Māori

then we would welcome an application from you that indicates your skills and suitability for this role.  You should indicate when you are available to take up the position.

This position is open to men and women of Christian faith, lay or ordained.  There is a preference for those with experience working in a Tertiary Chaplaincy context.  Applicants must be in good standing within their Christian denomination.

For the Board’s Chaplaincy Charter see

For a Job description, go to the Board website: or email David Ojala, Secretary, Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board; Email:

Closing date: Friday 22 June 2018

Please send your CV and a covering letter to David Ojala, Secretary, Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board; Email:

If you would like to discuss this position with the Board Chair, Professor Paul Trebilco, please email: or call Paul on (03) 479 8798