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:


Full time Vicar—St Christopher’s Avonhead Parish

St Christopher’s, Avonhead Parish is an evangelical Anglican parish situated in Avonhead Christchurch.  Our worship encompasses both contemporary and traditional styles.  As a community of believers we seek to be “Reaching  Out and Growing into Christ.”

Avonhead is a suburb close to the University of Canterbury and encompasses several primary schools and a major secondary school.

With a Christ–Centred Mission, our hope is to build on the best of the past as we embark on the next step towards the continued growth of our Church, mission and outreach.

We need someone who:

  • Will partner with us as we follow God’s direction for our Church and address the opportunities and challenges facing it;
  • Has a personal faith that is deeply rooted in scripture and prayer, and is expectant of the work of God’s Holy Spirit;
  • Is able to preach and teach biblically based succinct sermons, with clear relevance to living today as Christ’s followers;
  • Is a team builder, able to encourage people to find and use their gifts;
  • Has a passion for bringing people to Jesus and growing disciples;
  • Has a pastoral heart and relates comfortably with people of different ages and backgrounds;
  • Encourages different styles of worship, from the traditional to the informal, including, but not exclusively, charismatic.

We look forward to moving into the new season that God has for us as a Church.  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 Friday 26th April 2019 and are to be sent to



Lifestreams Band Coordinator Fendalton Parish

(8 hours per week)

St Barnabas, Fendalton, is looking for a musician to lead and coordinate the Lifestreams Worship Band. Lifestreams is a lively congregation within the St Barnabas family with an emphasis on contemporary Anglican worship for all ages. Are you being called to join our team of lay and ordained leaders with a desire to support contemporary worship and reach out to the community with the good news of Jesus Christ? Then this position may be for you.

We seek a person with the following attributes:

  • a committed Christian who is growing in faith and enthusiastic about serving the local church
  • a good musician and singer who has had experience leading public worship
  • well organized and able to select music on time, arrange rehearsals and be fully prepared for worship Sunday by Sunday
  • be well presented and professional
  • able to choose contemporary music according to a theme in consultation with clergy
  • able to work well within a team environment
  • able to encourage and develop younger musicians and singers

Experience working within the Anglican church structure would be an advantage, as well as formal musical training. The position is for 8 hours per week at an hourly rate dependant on qualifications and experience. Email Canon Mark Chamberlain on for a copy of the Job Description, for more information or to submit your application. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 12 April.