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:

The position of Vicar for St Paul’s Papanui is being re-advertised

Since the previous advertising, the parish has decided to draw on reserves for a period of three years to enable the position to be full-time (previously advertised as 0.8 FTE). A decision has also been made to sell the current vicarage with a view to purchasing another vicarage. Such process may not be completed before a new vicar is inducted, in which case the current vicarage is available to move into. In this re-advertising we are advertising for two Fridays, 11 and 18 October 2019.

St Paul’s is situated in the North West of Christchurch in the suburb of Papanui.  Papanui is a residential, commercial and busy suburb not far from St James Park, Papanui High School, Graham Condon Sports Centre, Northlands Shopping Mall, pre schools and rest homes.

Papanui is multi ethnic which is reflected in the many restaurants and cafes.  It is well serviced by the Metro public transport system.

St Paul’s has an evangelical tradition with a moderate churchmanship.  Our worship encompasses both contemporary and traditional styles.

We are looking for a vicar who:

  • teaches/preaches, inspires, encourages, and from a biblically based theology
  • is willing to minister to a wide range of different age groups
  • is keen to support our Bishop’s call to “win people for Christ”
  • recognises the vital role of the Holy Spirit in enabling the life and worship of God’s people
  • will encourage team work
  • is committed to Pastoral Care (home and hospital visits).

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the Diocese of Christchurch: mailto: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 25 October 2019, and are to be sent to mailto:bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz

Vicar—Parish of Ellesmere

(full-time)

The Parish of Ellesmere is a community of six small churches, set within the fast growing Selwyn District where the community balance is shifting from mainly farming with small rural support towns, to a mixture of farms, lifestyle blocks and township residents, many of whom commute to work outside of their township area.

The Parish is looking for a Vicar to preach God’s word in this semi‐rural parish. The Vicar should be a good communicator with the ability to draw on the presence of existing lay ministry to bring Christ to families and young children in the district, and to support and grow our parish family.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the 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 4pm, Friday 18th October 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

Vicar – Woodend-Pegasus

Part Time (70%)

A picturesque, whitewashed Anglican church sits shyly back from State Highway One as it rolls north out of Woodend. But St Barnabas is more than meets the eye, and is home to a diverse, vibrant and quickly-growing family of faith.

Our Parish is committed to community. To being a worshipping community, a discipling community and ‘Jesus with skin on’ to the community around us – the community of Woodend, Pegasus and the large Ravenswood development currently under construction.

We are looking for a vicar who is energetic and sympathetic to the needs of all age groups. Who is able to open new connections in the growing community, and is able to sustain and expand the existing connections. Who has a strong liturgical base, but is open to taking risks with new styles and approaches in worship, and is able to build on the existing diversity of worship styles.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the 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 4:00pm Thursday 31 October 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz.

Vicar – Timaru Parish

(Full-time)

The Parish of Timaru seeks a vicar to be a pastor to its community.

We seek a person who is called by the Holy Spirit—willing to proclaim the Gospel, celebrate the sacraments and offer spiritual and strategic leadership; a priest who will deeply appreciate the parish’s traditional liturgy and music, yet still be open to new worship expressions.

St Mary’s, situated in the CBD, has potential for growth in the southern half of Timaru.  This provides a stimulating challenge for a forward looking priest.

The parish is in good heart, worships with passion and dignity and firmly believes its mission is to bring Jesus to those who don’t know him.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the 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 4:00pm Friday 8 November 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

Ministry Support Role:

Youth Leader – St Mary’s Halswell  (8-10 hrs per week)

St Mary’s Anglican church in Halswell needs a youth leader to develop our growing youth group.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping young teens know Jesus and grow in spiritual and social maturity.  This is a paid position starting in February 2020.  8-10 hours per week negotiable hours of work and you will have a small committed adult support team.

For a full job description please email the vicar – pbh@scorch.co.nz  Applications close Sunday 10 November, 2019

Te Waiora House
Hospitality Ministry Opportunity

Do you love to share the love of God through hosting guests?  An opportunity exists for a couple to assist our hosts in the day-to- day running of Te Waiora House, a Christian retreat centre, in Hororata, Canterbury.

Te Waiora House can accommodate up to ten overnight guests, and also caters for day groups.
This is a volunteer position with accommodation available on site in a two-bedroom cottage. The cottage has a heat pump and log fire (free firewood) and is tidy and cosy with recent upgrades.
This is an opportunity to live in a beautiful rural location with a peaceful atmosphere, as part of a Christian community which offers rest and respite to those staying at Te Waiora House.
Please visit www.tewaiorahouse.org.nz for more information about this ministry, and then contact Gaye Bruce, ph 027 489 2206 to discuss the possibility further.