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: bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz.

Vacancies:

  Full-time Vicar, Burnside-Harewood Parish

The Parish of Burnside-Harewood is a vibrant community of faith, made up of people who come from across the globe, who represent all generations, who have preferences for diverse styles of worship, and who are united in our mission of “making lifelong disciples of Jesus”.

Having enjoyed a very stable period of evangelical ministry, along with exciting growth in the parish during the previous nine years with our outgoing vicar and family, we are keen to build on that momentum as we seek to grow God’s kingdom within the parish and beyond.

We look forward to and are already praying for the person that God is calling to this ministry.
The parish is looking for someone who is spirit-filled with a strong faith; someone with a clear theology and the ability to express it in their preaching; a servant leader – a people person with a heart for all ages, and a good communicator.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the Diocese of Christchurch: bishopsea@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 Thursday 28th February 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

 

Full-time Vicar, Riccarton-Spreydon Parish

The parishioners of the Riccarton-Spreydon Parish are seeking a full-time vicar for their suburban, traditional/conservative recognisably Anglican parish, where mixed styles of worship can be experienced – both traditional and contemporary expressions. Riccarton-Spreydon is an energetic, busy, financially secure parish with a missionary orientation, both on overseas mission and continuing local outreach. Being a newly merged parish, they are uniquely poised to grow further.

The parish is looking for someone with demonstrated capability – a forward looking team leader, with strengths in growing the pastoral and spiritual life of a parish, who could flourish knowing they are supported by a capable administrative team, and a well-resourced, faithful parish team. They are open to a husband and wife combination.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the Diocese of Christchurch: bishopsea@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 Thursday 28 February 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

Families and Children’s Leader (up to 20 hours per week)

St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Cashmere, Christchurch

Are you that special person, who has a passion for children and their families to follow Jesus? If you are then why not come and work for us and use your skills to lead us?

We’re looking for a motivated, skilled and innovative Christian person who can develop, equip and lead people in making disciples as we share the good news. Specifically we are looking for someone to;

  • Lead our Sunday kids programme
  • Co-ordinate our mainly music sessions
  • Develop new initiatives such as Messy Church, families outreach

All the normal expectations are there—you should be a good communicator, skilled at leading and motivating people, outward looking and willing to become part of our church family!

We are offering up to 20 hours a week contract, with all the normal benefits, start date by negotiation.

It may be that you are interested in a role for part of what we need—we would encourage you to talk to us with your ideas!

If you are interested please contact us for further details:
office@staugustines.org.nz Tel. 03 332 6627

If you’d like to chat about the role please call Rev Claire on 0284184821 or Rev Matthew on 0284184220

About St Augustine’s
We are a welcoming Anglican church in Cashmere, Christchurch. We come from an evangelical tradition. That means that we love praying, singing, reading the Bible and seeing where God is going to lead us in our lives through the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Whether you like a quiet contemplative style service, a more traditional Sunday communion or informal worship you will find a home here. And if you are young then there are lots of exciting activities for kids and youth. If you’re older we have home groups for different ages on days and times. We believe that God can change us and our community.

Application process – please provide:

  • Up to date CV
  • Names of 3 recent and relevant referees with contact details
  • A covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role
  • Contact details and proposed start date

Applications need to be received by Friday the 1st of February 2019