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:



Vicar of Rangiora – (Full-time)

The Parish of Rangiora is eagerly awaiting its new Vicar. Lay people are keen to be involved in the day-to-day work of the Parish. Parishioners are willing to try some different forms of worship (e.g. Taize services) and are keen to grow spiritually.

Rangiora is the largest town in the Waimakariri District, in North Canterbury—an attractive town with good schooling (including to secondary level), shopping, sports facilities yet within easy reach of Christchurch city.

We need someone with a pastoral heart, able to relate to a variety of people well; someone who has collegial leadership that takes the people with him/her and able to facilitate and engage others in the mission of God.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at 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 by Wednesday 31 July 2019 and are to be sent to

Anglican Youth Worker and South Canterbury Enabler

(Timaru – Full-time)

  • Develop your career in youth ministry
  • Identify and Develop young leaders
  • Build youth ministry in the community

St John’s Anglican Church is situated in Timaru on the east coast of the South Island.  We are an active church community working together toward our shared mission.  We value our inter-generational culture and have a growing number of young people within our own congregation and extended ‘family’.

Our continued growth and our ministry in the community has created the opportunity for a full-time Anglican Youth Worker and South Canterbury Enabler.  In this role you will draw on your understanding of youth culture and issues to provide ongoing strategic advice to church leaders.  You will work within our Ministry team to establish and lead sustainable, community-facing Anglican youth work in Timaru and the surrounding area.

A key success factor in this role will be your ability to develop strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including church and community leaders, youth leaders and young people.  You will provide advocacy and support for young people from both within the church and the community.  You will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and partner in God’s mission in the world.  Working with parish leaders, you will develop youth ministry initiatives shared with other Anglican churches and create safe spaces for young people and will be an excellent communicator.

If you are interested in learning more about this new role we would love to hear from you.  Please email cover letter and your CV to Josh Taylor by Tuesday 30 July 2019

Director of Theology House

(0.5 FTE)

Theology House is a trust-based theological resource centre, offering library, course, and conference support for theological education for all Christians in the geographical area of the Diocese of Christchurch. It is “Anglican and Ecumenical.”

The Board of Theology House seeks a new 0.5 FTE Director. This challenging position in the Diocese of Christchurch has responsibilities as theological educator and publisher (assisted by two part-time staff: an administrator, and a librarian) and reports to the Theology House Board of Trustees which includes the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch as Warden.

The successful candidate will:

  • preferably have doctorate-level qualifications in theology or other discipline (with evidence of sound theological training) – but applications from candidates with a Masters in Theology or who are enrolled in doctoral studies in theology will be considered
  • show evidence of skill in delivery of tertiary level education
  • be in good standing with the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
  • preferably be ordained, although an appropriately skilled layperson will be considered
  • have experience in preparing funding applications for education and theology
  • be committed to the constitution and canons of the three-tikanga Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

In addition, the position will be best suited to someone who can demonstrate:

  • experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating effective tertiary-level education courses for a range of clergy and lay people across a wide theological spectrum
  • initiative in developing a programme of broadly based public lectures and workshops for people in the church and beyond
  • the ability to communicate and network effectively within the Diocese, throughout the wider church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
  • commitment to their own spiritual and educational development

The premises for Theology House office, library and teaching space are currently within the Anglican Centre of the Diocese of Christchurch, Harewood, Christchurch.

Previously this position was twinned with the position of Director of Education in the Diocese of Christchurch (0.5 FTE). These two positions have been uncoupled and a 1.0 FTE Ministry Educator position for the Diocese of Christchurch has been filled.

A copy of the position description is available here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 July 2019.
Start date: 1 September 2019 (or later by negotiation).

Applications, including a comprehensive CV, should be addressed to the Chair of the Board of Theology House, c/- The Administrator,

For any further information about the position or Theology House

contact the Chair of the Board: the Rev’d Dr Meg Harvey, email:

Property Manager (Full-time)

Career opportunity for a Property Manager who is looking to develop a Diversified Property Portfolio.
Christchurch Based, with some travel required.

Property Manager role managing a diverse portfolio within Canterbury and the West Coast.  A great opportunity for a career minded candidate who is looking to develop.

Church Property Trustees [CPT] is the property and investment arm of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch.  It has custodial responsibility for many of the Church’s numerous assets, including 280 Anglican properties, estates and the investment of managed funds relating to these properties and parishes

Reporting directly to the General Manager, this senior role will undertake overall responsibility for a diverse property and land portfolio that covers a wide geographical area from North Canterbury to Waimate and across to the West Coast.  This role will offer a broad range of involvement, with a key focus on coordinating the property maintenance, managing risk and ensuring the building compliance requirements are met. As the organisation reviews its ongoing property requirements the role will also manage both the sale of surplus property and the acquisition of new assets along with project management of some ongoing EQ strengthening. Additionally, the Property Manager will work closely with the different Parish communities and other stakeholders so managing relationships and expectations will also be a key prerequisite.

This position will provide an excellent career opportunity for candidates who are already established in the property sector but are looking for a role that has more scope for development. With one direct report there is also the opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills. While relevant tertiary qualifications are an advantage, the key prerequisites are good technical skills with proven property sector experience, along with a proactive approach, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships both internally and externally.

Closing Date: Monday 22 July 2019
Initial enquiries can be made by contacting Sally Fitzsimmons – MOB: 021 297 2863
Please apply online at

Assistant Accountant  (Full-time)

  • Varied & Interesting Role
  • Fantastic Team Environment
  • Investment & Fund Management Exposure

Church Property Trustees (CPT) is the property and investment arm of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch.  It has custodial responsibility for many of the Church’s numerous assets, including 280 Anglican properties, Estates and the investment of managed funds relating to these properties and parishes. CPT provides a varied environment where you will not only gain exposure to financial accounting and reporting but also investment activities, multiple fund, and bank account management as well as reporting to the Board of Trustees.

Working as part of a small finance team, you will report to the Finance Manager and work together to assist with all areas of financial accounting, processing, and analysis.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Financial month end processing including journals
  • Monthly general ledger reconciliations
  • Preparation and reconciliation of GST returns
  • Assisting with budgeting and forecasting
  • Cash flow management
  • Assisting with the preparation of management reports for the Board
  • Accounts payable coding and accounts receivable invoicing
  • Fund administration
  • Investment and bank account management

We would like to hear from candidates who have experience in Assistant Accountant level roles with a sound knowledge of accounting principles.  Previous exposure to investments and fund administration would be an advantage.  The successful candidate will have strong time management and organisational skills, be a real team player and have high standards of professionalism and accuracy.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential along with knowledge of Microsoft Office.

This is a role where autonomy is encouraged and people have faith in each other’s abilities, valuing each team member’s contribution.  This is a team where people understand that “life happens”, so there is a flexible and supportive working environment on offer.

To make confidential enquiries please contact Kerri Jennings on 021 308 628 or email Please note, there is no closing date on this role, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Apply online at


Part-time Administrator Required

The Parish of Opawa-St Martins is seeking expressions of interest in the position of receptionist and administrator for eight hours a week, based at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Opawa, Christchurch.

The successful applicant will be friendly, people oriented, well presented, and open to working positively in a Christian environment.

A full job description may be requested from the Wardens by emailing:

Applications, including a current CV, covering letter and the names of two referees are to be emailed to the Wardens at the above address by 12 noon on Friday 19th July 2019.

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Transitional Cathedral
Volunteer Opportunity
Cathedral Tour Guides

The Transitional Cathedral is seeking Tour Guides to join our friendly team of volunteers. This is a new role at the Transitional Cathedral being created by the Dean, whose vision is to offer an enhanced experience for visitors to the Cathedral by explaining the story of the Transitional Cathedral and its place in the recovery of Christchurch. Our experience is that when the building is explained, visitors are a great deal more likely to encounter the Divine and appreciate more fully the resilience of Anglicans in particular and the people of Christchurch in general. Our vision is to offer 10 minute tours through the day for a small fee when the Transitional Cathedral is open, while ensuring that the Cathedral is always available for free to those who wish to come as pilgrims or worshippers to pray and to be with God.

The Dean is looking for volunteers who love meeting people from a wide range of nationalities, who want to be part of a fun team of people, and who would like to be part of telling our story in 10 minute tours to those who come as visitors. Training will be provided.

Hours are negotiable Mon – Sat for 6-12 hours a week.
Find out more from The Ven Nicky Lee, Cathedral Volunteer Manager
Tel. 021 267 8795