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Working for the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

The Diocese of Christchurch is in the process of re-imagining itself after 13,000 earthquakes and aftershocks. We are a bit tired after 5.5 years of earthquake response but we are in good heart.

What we really need are additional 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”.

+Victoria Matthews

 

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: bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz.


Vacancies

Part Time (70%) Vicar for Temuka and Te Ngawai Parishes

South Canterbury offers friendly, modern and safe communities, where freedom from city stresses means more time for friends and family.  There are wonderful recreational opportunities; most places are within a short drive to the seaside or an hour’s drive from the mountains and lakes.  There are high quality health and educational facilities, cultural and sporting amenities.

We invite applications for the positions of Vicar of Temuka and Vicar of Te Ngawai from priests who are:

  • committed to spreading the message of Jesus among our parishioners and into our communities by making connections in both town and country
  • interested, experienced and knowledgeable in rural life
  • able to build teams and support them
  • willing to nurture our faith journeys and walk alongside us as we grow as Christian communities by leading, training and organising study opportunities
  • skilful in initiating contact with children, youth and families and in supporting and maintaining our efforts to engage them in faith exploration
  • genuinely interested in people and willing to listen to them
  • passionate, energetic and display integrity of faith and spirituality
  • able to articulate vision, take risks, recognise future directions for our parishes and provide the necessary leadership
  • able to relate across all age groups
  • able to identify with the restraints that geographical distance and seasonal work place on the rural communities.
  • able to combine for 80% of their time equally serving both the Parish of Temuka and the Parish of Te Ngawai.

Our mission is to reach the people of Temuka, Te Ngawai and beyond, with the life-changing message of Jesus, and to grow in obedience to Christ.

 

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz or by phoning 03 348 6701.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the profile of not more than four pages, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by 30 April, 2017, and are to be sent to bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz

St Augustine’s – Cashmere

Is God calling you to St. Augustine’s to partner with us in our faith journey to worship and serve our Lord Jesus?

The Parish of Cashmere, St. Augustine’s, is situated on the northern slopes of the Port Hills and the suburb has an expansive, open and unrestricted outlook over Christchurch City. The site, together with the very visible tower and spire of the church, has given rise to the parish vision statement “Aspire to Christ”.

St. Augustine’s Anglican Church is an evangelical/charismatic parish, with a parish roll of 245, having at its heart mission at local and overseas levels and a variety of worship styles. Central to the life of the parish is a strong pastoral ministry supported by part-time children and youth pastors. Home groups play an important role in parish life, providing discipleship, exploration of faith and pastoral support. We place a high value on strong Bible-based teaching and preaching.  The weekly attendance in recent years has moved up and down and in 2015 and 2016 averaged 179.

Our vicar will be a priest who

  • loves God, loves God’s Word and loves God’s people
  • has an evangelical and charismatic theology
  • supports various styles of worship service: meditative, traditional and contemporary
  • is a strong and engaging bible-based preacher/teacher who can both challenge and support parishioners
  • champions every-member ministry
  • is a strategic leader who inspires both individuals and the parish on their Christian journey
  • has a genuine concern that all people are loved and cared for
  • has the ability and/or some experience in managing and developing a staff team in their respective ministries
  • is committed to discipling our young leaders to fulfil God’s plan for them in the church, and
  • has some experience and/or ability in ministering to young families.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz or by phoning 03 348 6701.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the profile of not more than four pages, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by 30 April, 2017, are to be sent to bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz