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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”.

+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:


Part-time Vicar (40%)—Lyttelton

The Parish of Lyttelton is a welcoming community, small in number but strong in spirit. The parish is praying for a capable and enthusiastic part-time priest willing to take on a big challenge in a small church.

Lyttelton is a busy port town with a 24/7 operation.  It is the main port of the South Island and serves Christchurch, the nearby city of approximately 350,000 people and much of the South Island.

Lyttelton, officially a suburb of Christchurch, has its own distinct identity.  It is home to a varied socio-economic mix, some who work in the marine industry and the port, others who work in Christchurch, and still others who work locally, including a number of artists and musicians.  Lytteltonians are known to be fiercely proud of their town and are a caring and compassionate community, which was particularly evident when people supported each other in the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

The beautiful St Saviour’s at Holy Trinity church has been elevated to a Category 1 on the New Zealand Heritage List.   There is one Anglican Sunday service but the church is intentionally for the whole community and is used by different denominations.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: 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 to be sent to by Friday 27 April 2018.



Hospital Chaplain Vacancy (half-time) – St George’s Hospital (Christchurch)

The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch has a vacancy for half-time Anglican priest who will be the hospital chaplain at St George’s Hospital. The Chaplain offers a ministry of presence and prayer to everyone on site at St George’s Hospital, including patients, their family, whānau, the staff and management.  The successful applicant will be able to minister to all in a multi-denominational and multi-faith environment, be caring, prayerful, open minded, confident and flexible.

For a position description please contact Applicants should submit a CV and response to the position description to the same email by Friday 27 April 2018


Priest Assistant (40%)—Parish of Ashburton

The Parish of Ashburton is a loving, supportive Christian community of people who are trying to faithfully live and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in the Mid Canterbury town of Ashburton, on the east coast of the South Island. The town is the bustling commercial centre of an agricultural and pastoral farming district, part of the Canterbury Plains. The Ashburton area has a population of approximately 34,000.  Ashburton has retained solid, old-fashion values, great attitude that is reflected in many aspects of life and it’s achievements for the town both in the quality of life and commercial success.

We are looking for a part-time priest assistant with an affinity for market town ministry.
A position description and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Bishop’s office of the Diocese of Christchurch: or by phoning 03 348 6701.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the job description, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by Thursday 31 May 2018, and are to be sent to .