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:


Volunteer Minute Secretary – Petersgate Board of Trustees

The Petersgate Counselling Centre Trust Board has an opportunity for a volunteer Minute Secretary to take Minute at its meetings which are generally held 7:30-9:30pm on the fourth Monday of the month

A suitable person would be familiar with Word and respect confidentiality

To request a description of the role or to enquire further, contact the Board Secretary, Neville Ross at or the Centre Manager, Jenni Jackson at Ph: 343 3391  Applications are expected to close on Friday 23 August

Young Adults Worker, St Barnabas, Fendalton

(Half Time Position)

St Barnabas is looking for a Young Adults Worker to join the staff team and carry forward our existing Young Adult’s Ministry. The person must have some experience working with young adults, an enthusiasm for the message of Jesus Christ and the ability to build a young adult community.

St Barnabas is a lively Anglican Parish in Christchurch with a strong community focus and a well established young adult ministry. The parish is made up of six Sunday congregations and a Thursday congregation meeting in the 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…

  • a person with ministry experience 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 young adult community?
  • to work with and empower our existing group of young leaders?
  • to develop this ministry area so more young adults can be reached with the good news of Jesus?

If you answer ‘yes’ to this challenge, then God may be calling you to join our team. To find out more email 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 30 August, 2019, and are to be sent to For an informal chat about the position please call Canon Mark Chamberlain on 0274327474 or for more information visit the parish website—