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:


Seasons Programme Co-ordinator Position – Christchurch

(1 day per week)

‘Seasons for growth’ is a grief and loss support programme based on small group, peer learning processes using the imagery of the seasons. The programme is presented by trained volunteers creating a safe space for participants to practice new ways of thinking and responding to change and loss in their lives. The programme in Christchurch is initially aimed at adults but may be extended in the future to children and young people.

Anglican Care is seeking applicants for a new 1 day per week paid position to co-ordinate the Seasons programme in Christchurch, in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, for an initial period of 1 year. The position would have oversight from the Anglican Care Community Development Division and Manager. A full Position Description is available for download here.

The role would include, publicising the Seasons Programme for candidates via Anglican parishes and websites etc., co-ordinating and organizing, in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, the recruitment and training of the volunteer presenters and the delivery and logistics of the programmes.

Applicants should have a Christian heart for those suffering from grief and loss and the ability to communicate to groups and individuals the benefits of the course as well as strong general communication and organisation skills.

Applications together with a CV for this exciting new position in Anglican Care should be sent to the Executive Officer Patrick Murray at by Friday 17th August.