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Working for the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

The Diocese of Christchurch is in the process of re-imagining itself after 13,000 earthquakes and aftershocks. We are a bit tired after 5.5 years of earthquake response but we are in good heart.

What we really need are additional 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”.

+Victoria Matthews

 

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: bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz.

 

Vacancies:

Part time Vicar – St Mary the Virgin, Addington

We are an Anglican parish whose worship is reflective, contemporary and traditional. We aim to be an inclusive, welcoming congregation with a team approach to leadership and ministry, committed to loving God and neighbour. We seek to engage with our community here in Addington and support one another in our spiritual growth, our Christian journey, and our service in the world.

We are seeking a part time (40%) vicar who is a team leader, appreciates the arts, music and heritage values, to build on the liturgical life of the parish and network with community groups.

While the appointment initially is forty percent, as the parish grows and the income rises, we would like this to increase.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Bishop’s office of of the Diocese of Christchurch: 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 31 October 2017, and are to be sent to bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz

Full time Vicar – Parish of Geraldine, Diocese of Christchurch

The Parish seeks a Christ-centred, Spirit-led priest with a heart for rural ministry, and who is flexible in leading different styles of worship. Music, technology and outreach are present areas of strength. There is a need to grow the children’s programme further and develop youth ministry. At present there is an amazing Mainly Music presence for very young children. The challenge is to build on that strength.

Geraldine is situated in a very beautiful part of South Canterbury. There are five churches but only St Mary’s Geraldine has weekly services. The others vary from twice a month to twice a year. Geraldine is a key tourist destination.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: 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 31st October 2017, and are to be sent to bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz

Full time Parish Priest – St Michael and All Angels

St Michael and All Angels is a vibrant parish in the centre of Christchurch.  Offering Anglo-Catholic worship, the parish enjoys a superb choir, children’s programme and the St Michael’s Church School, the parish Primary School.  Although the church building itself fared well during the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the School found itself badly affected by being immediately adjacent to the red zone. In addition the old stone building used jointly by the school and parish was badly damaged.  It has now re-opened and the School is slowly recovering its student enrolment.

In all ways St Michael’s offers a sanctuary of peace and the presence of Christ next door to the new Justice Precinct for the city.  There is a daily Eucharist and on Sundays there are three services (a said Eucharist at 8am; choral Eucharist with high ceremonial at 10 am; and a service of Evensong with Benediction most Sundays with a once a month Taize service at 7pm).

Fr. Andrew Starky, the most recent and greatly loved  vicar, died most unexpectedly on Easter Eve 2017. The interim priest in charge, the Rev Anne Price is very well received and the parish is in good heart. Inspired by the Oxford Movement of 19th century England, the present Christchurch-St Michael’s is a liberal Catholic parish that is forward-looking and committed to social justice and education in addition to excellence in liturgy.

The parish seeks a faithful, prayerful priest who is committed to the Anglican Church, is an imaginative and challenging preacher and is committed to the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: 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 1st November 2017, and are to be sent to bishopspa@anglicanlife.org.nz

 

  

Community Children’s Programme Co-ordinator

10 hours a week.  This role involves co-ordinating two afternoon kids clubs, one in South Brighton and one in North Brighton; and co-ordinating some kids activities during the school holidays. This role could be split into two or combined with the Intermediate role, also advertised. Ideal for a student.

For more info contact Carolyn Robertson on kids@tewakaaroha.org.nz.   Applications close Oct 31st

Intermediate Youth Group Co-ordinator

5 hours a week. This role involves launching a new intermediate youth group at All Saints Church, New Brighton Rd, Burwood. This role could be combined with the Community Children’s Programme Co-ordinator role, also advertised. Ideal for a student.

For more info contact Carolyn Robertson on kids@tewakaaroha.org.nz.   Applications close Oct 31st.