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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:




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: 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 15th December 2017, and are to be sent to:

Associate Minister – St. Christopher’s Avonhead, Christchurch

St Christopher’s is an evangelical Anglican church of 300+ people who love the Lord Jesus. With schools and the University close by, our church’s vision is to reach out to the next generation with the good news of Christ as well as continue growing into Christ-like maturity.

We are eager to grow our staff team to work in equipping God’s people for our shared vision.

We’re aiming to appoint a full-time Associate Minister. Could this be you, or someone that you know? If yes, we’re eager to talk.

We are prayerfully seeking a Christian minister who:

  • Loves the Lord Jesus, has a desire to reach people with the good news of God’s grace, and to see our church grow into Christlike maturity.
  • Has evidence of a life of discipleship in following Jesus.
  • Welcomes the Protestant, Reformed and outwardly engaged stance of modern Anglican mission and ministry.
  • Servant-hearted, humble and energetic in taking risks to grow the influence of the gospel with the next generation.
  • A theological degree to a Bachelors or higher level.
  • Able to teach the Bible with clarity, conviction and care.
  • A willingness to work collaboratively in a team environment with an ability to train leaders and co-ordinate ministry teams.
  • Skills for worship in singing or leading music warmly welcomed.
  • Anglican ordination welcomed, though not essential.

The right person might work to pastor our families and cultivate young adults in the faith. The role has flexibility for the right applicant, in order to make best use our collective abilities in the Lord’s service.

This is a full-time role, working collegially with the Vicar. The role has the normal requirements and expectations around ethical Christian character, as well as routine police vetting checks for working with children.

For more information about our church, get in touch through our website or via our office, phone (03) 358 8780 or +64 3 358 8780.

For a job description please email

As all ordained appointments are licensed, please submit such applications to the Bishop of Christchurch with a CV, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry:
Closing date is Monday 12th February 2018.


Part-time Youth Minister – St Martin’s & St James Anglican Church, Riccarton-Spreydon

About Us:  We’re a crowd of ordinary but diverse people seeking to know God and make Him known.  We love to see people come to faith in Jesus, apply God’s Word to life, and be trained and equipped as disciples.  We’re committed to reaching out beyond ourselves to build bridges into the community and support local and overseas missions.

What we’re looking for:  Someone special to join our ministry team to oversee the delivery and development of a dynamic and growing Youth and Families ministry.  You’ll be committed to the cause, love Jesus, have a passion for journeying spiritually with young people, good leadership skills, and some creative and administration gifts.

Key Areas of Engagement:

  • Discipling Youth – To nurture faith in young people and help them grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through enjoyable and engaging learning experiences.
  • Building Teams – To grow, encourage, and train our Kids’ Church and Young People’s leaders and helpers to effectively carry out Sunday ministries and associated discipleship opportunities.
  • Connecting with Families – To develop good relationships with parents and provide opportunities for young people to share their faith, and serve and encourage their families.

Skills & Experience: 

  •  You know your stuff: you’ve got experience or passions that will translate well to a youth work environment
  •  You engage well with young people and can inspire change in their lives
  •  You’re willing to take risks to grow the influence of the gospel with the next generation
  • You’re an effective communicator and relationship builder
  •  You exude the right qualities – confidence, approachability, and maturity – that will make you a successful youth minister
  •  You’ve got a full driver’s license

Hours & Remuneration:  This is a well-remunerated role of 20 hours per week.  Hours are reasonably flexible to suit the ideal candidate – we’re happy to make it work for you.  Additional allowances also included.

Facilities & Resources:  The Church has a designated youth lounge and kitchen, a separate Youth Minister’s office, a gymnasium, a 12-seater mini-bus, and plenty of resources.

Sound like you?  Apply now!

Application Process:  For more information or to discuss the position, please contact John de Senna ( or 022-6790-734).
NB: To be eligible to apply, you must hold NZ Residency.  As a condition of your appointment, you must successfully complete NZ Police vetting.