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: bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz.

Vacancies:

Expressions of interest sought … a missional opportunity in the greater Christchurch area – Diocese of Christchurch

I seek expressions of interest for a challenging but potentially very rewarding missional opportunity. I seek an “expression of interest” so that a conversation might take place, with no strings attached, in order to ensure that an appropriate person is appointed, with the appointee fully understanding through conversation the scope of the task ahead.

Missional opportunity: Rolleston
Working within the Parish of Lincoln to develop a strong Anglican church for Rolleston, one of the fastest growing satellite urban areas in NZ. For several decades there has been an ecumenical church in Rolleston, with the Anglican contribution to this church overseen by the Vicar and Vestry of the Parish of Lincoln. An opportunity is emerging for a distinctively Anglican church to be planted in Rolleston and for the eventual establishment of “the Parish of Rolleston”, separate from the parent Parish of Lincoln. A missioner, lay or ordained—even a small team of missioners—is sought. A pioneer spirit, church planting aptitude and a vision for a growing church is essential; along with a commitment to the Anglican character—through ministry of Word and Sacrament—in tune with the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Very little in the way of stipend and allowances is payable in the first instance. This opportunity would definitely suit a “tent-maker.

If this opportunity strikes a chord in your heart, please contact Bishop Peter via bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz , as soon as possible.”

 

Full-Time Minister – Amuri Cooperating Parish

Do you have a passion for Jesus, a heart for people and a desire to preach the Word?
The parishioners of Amuri Cooperating Parish are seeking a full-time Minister; someone who can be a full time resident in the parish and become part of the wider Amuri Community while encouraging them in their Christian Walk.  Someone who has empathy for the rural life and a willingness to be a visible part of the community.

The Amuri Cooperating Parish is located in North Canterbury 100km North of Christchurch and 40 minutes south of Hanmer Springs, and includes three church centres in Culverden, Rotheram and Waiau.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch: bishopsea@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 5 pm Monday 27 May 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz
(Note that the incumbent interim minister will be an applicant.)

 

Children and Youth Ministry Co-ordinator
(initially up to 8 hours per week)

All Souls Anglican Church, Merivale, Christchurch

We are, looking for an experienced, motivated, skilled and innovative Christian who can develop, equip and lead children and youth within a team.
Additionally they would be called to liaise with families over children and youth activities. The role is tailored towards someone who can:

  • Lead our Sunday program for children
  • Co-ordinate crossover between our children and youth program
  • Develop new initiatives such as Messy Church, Sweaty Church
  • Develop resources and equip fellow children’s ministry volunteers

You must be a good communicator, skilled at leading and motivating people, outward looking and willing to become part of our church family. We take the health and safety of our children and young people seriously, there is a minimum expectation that successful candidates will fulfil the Health and Safety requirements, as stated by CYPSO and the Anglican Church of New Zealand.

We are initially offering up to 8 hours a week during term time, with  normal benefits, start date by negotiation but preferably by June 1st.

If you are interested please contact us for further details: info@allsouls.org.nz
Tel. 03-355 3287

About All Souls
https://www.allsouls.org.nz/

Application process – please provide:

  • Up to date CV
  • Names of 3 recent and relevant referees with contact details.
  • A covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.
  • Contact details
  • You will need to demonstrate that you are currently legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Applications need to be made before Thursday 16 May 2019

  Families and Children’s Leader

(initially up to 15 hours per week)

St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Cashmere, Christchurch

Are you that special person, who has a passion for children and their families to follow Jesus? If you are then why not come and work for us and use your skills to lead us?

We’re looking for a motivated, skilled and innovative Christian person who can develop, equip and lead people in making disciples as we share the good news. Specifically we are looking for someone to;

  • Lead our Sunday kids programme
  • Co-ordinate our mainly music sessions
  • Develop new initiatives such as Messy Church, families outreach

All the normal expectations are there – you should be a good communicator, skilled at leading and motivating people, outward looking and willing to become part of our church family!

We are initially offering up to 15 hours a week contract, with all the normal benefits, start date by negotiation.

It may be that you are interested in a role for part of what we need – we would encourage you to talk to us with your ideas!

If you are interested please contact us for further details: Office@staugustines.org.nz Tel. 03 332 6627

If you’d like to chat about the role please call Rev Claire on 0284184821 or Rev Matthew on 0284184220

About St Augustine’s

We are a welcoming Anglican church in Cashmere, Christchurch. We come from an evangelical tradition. That means that we love praying, singing, reading the Bible and seeing where God is going to lead us in our lives through the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Whether you like a quiet contemplative style service, a more traditional Sunday communion or informal worship you will find a home here. And if you are young then there are lots of exciting activities for kids and youth. If you’re older we have home groups for different ages on days and times. We believe that God can change us and our community.

Application process – please provide:

  • Up to date CV
  • Names of 3 recent and relevant referees with contact details.
  • A covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.
  • Contact details and proposed start date.
  • You will need to demonstrate that you are currently legally entitled to work in New Zealand

Applications need to be made before Monday 20 May 2019

Younger Persons Worker, St Barnabas, Fendalton

(Full time position)

Do you have a passion for working with Youth and Young Adults? Are you enthusiastic about the gospel and want to help young people engage with the message of Jesus Christ and build Christian community? Is God calling you to join the St Barnabas Staff Team to lead the Youth and Young Adults of our parish?

St Barnabas is a lively Anglican Parish in Christchurch with a strong community focus and growing youth and young adult ministries. We are seeking to engage an experienced youth and young adult worker to join our team and carry forward this work.

The St Barnabas parish family is made up of six Sunday congregations and a Thursday congregation meeting in both the recently repaired and strengthened church building and parish hall. A large number of parish groups exist and cater for a range of ages and interests and these include groups for children, youth, young adults, seniors, men and women as well as groups for those learning English, an after-school club, a play group, Mainly Music and Messy Church. The parish has strong links with both Medbury School and Christchurch Boys’ High.

Are you…

  • an experienced youth and young adult’s worker who is looking for a fresh challenge?
  • a committed Christian with proven leadership skills?
  • a team player who loves working in and building teams?

Are you ready…

  • to lead and help grow our existing youth and young adult ministries?
  • to work with and empower an existing group of young adult leaders?
  • to develop these ministries to reach more young people in our community?

Email mark@stbarnabas.org.nz for a copy of the Job Description and information about the parish.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the parish information of not more than two pages, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by Friday 14 June, 2019, and are to be sent to mark@stbarnabas.org.nz.

For an informal chat about the position please call Canon Mark Chamberlain on 0274327474 or for more information visit the parish website – www.stbarnabas.org.nz

Pastoral Care Coordinator, Fendalton Parish

(25 hours per week)

Do you have a passion for pastoral care? Do you want to see the love of Christ expressed through the caring ministries of the local church? Do you have professional skills that could be used in the pastoral ministry of the church? Is God calling you to join the St Barnabas staff team to lead and develop the pastoral care ministries of our parish?

St Barnabas is a lively Anglican Parish in Christchurch with a strong community focus and good pastoral care ministries in place. We are seeking to engage an experienced pastoral care worker to join our team and carry this work forward. The position is for 25 hours per week but may include a related ministry area that could increase the hours to 30 per week. This would be negotiated at the interview stage.

St Barnabas has six Sunday services and a Thursday congregation meeting in the beautifully restored and repaired church building and the parish hall. A large number of parish groups exist and cater for a range of ages and interests and these include groups for children, youth, young adults, seniors, men and women as well as groups for those learning English, an after-school club, a play group, mainly music and messy church. Pastoral care initiatives include home and hospital visitation, home communion, rest home services, card ministry, freezer meals and a variety of outreach programmes.

Are you…

  • an experienced pastoral carer looking for a fresh challenge?
  • a committed Christian with proven leadership skills?
  • a team player who loves working in and building teams?
  • a person who understands the dynamics of working with volunteers

Are you ready…

  • to develop relationships with the people of our parish and offer pastoral care to those in particular need?
  • to lead and help grow our existing volunteer pastoral care team?
  • to help train our pastoral care team?
  • to carry forward this ministry area with new initiatives?

Email mark@stbarnabas.org.nz for a copy of the Job Description and information about the parish.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the parish information of not more than two pages, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by Friday 14 June, 2019, and are to be sent to mark@stbarnabas.org.nz.

For an informal chat about the position please call Canon Mark Chamberlain on 0274327474 or for more information visit the parish website – www.stbarnabas.org.nz