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:

     Diocesan Monitors

The Diocese of Christchurch has valued the services of its Diocesan Monitor, the Very Reverend Bruce Hansen, a Presbyterian minister, for many years and through many situations in which complaints and questions have arisen about the behaviour and professional conduct of its ordained and lay ministers and leaders.  With the retirement of Bruce from this role at the end of 2019, new appointments are sought.  In particular we seek both a male and a female Monitor.

The role of the Monitors is to work for the Bishop of Christchurch on cases as referred to them by the Bishop, with consideration to the Canons of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, the statutes of the Diocese of Christchurch, ethical guidelines of the Diocese, processes of handling complaints according to these canons and statutes, and general principles of justice with respect to complainant and any who are subject of a complaint.

The Diocesan Monitor will have support and advise from the Diocesan Monitoring committee.  It should be noted that the key canons dealing with ministry standards in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia are likely to be revised at General Synod in May 2020, and as a consequence complaints concerning misconduct (rather than unsatisfactory performance of duties) are likely to be referred to a national monitoring officer.

The position requires persons who have experience of church life, a degree of independence from the Diocese of Christchurch, maturity of life and some professional expertise to bring to the role from a relevant field such as law, ethics, human resources, education.  An ability to write a clear, concise yet comprehensive report on each situation which is investigated is essential, along with a full driver’s licence.

Payment is made as cases arise and is a negotiated hourly rate, including the writing of reports.  Travel costs will be reimbursed.

Enquiries may be made to Veronica Cross, Bishop’s EA, 03 348 6701, bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

Applications may be made up till 5pm, Friday 13 December 2019 and should include a full CV, names and contact details of three referees and a covering letter.

Members of the Diocese of Christchurch reading this advertisement may know of suitable people in other denominations to whom this could be forwarded.

     Vicar of Methven and Rakaia Parishes

Part-time (0.8FTE)

The Methven and Rakaia Parishes lie on the Canterbury plains, from the foot of the Southern Alps across to the coast. We are looking for a priest who will enjoy living in one of the finest areas of NZ farmland and outdoor pursuits (mountain, river, plains) and who will relish the opportunity these parishes present to grow churches of faithful, gospel, godly Anglicans. It is envisaged that the appointee will live in Methven where there is an excellent vicarage.

Parish profiles 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 4pm 6th December and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

   

Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee
Senior Ecumenical Chaplain – Lincoln University

(0.5 FTE)

The Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee (CTECC) is an ecumenical Christian entity responsible for providing chaplaincy services at Lincoln University and University of Canterbury. We are looking for applicants for appointment as Senior Ecumenical Chaplain based at Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury.

This rewarding and varied role is a half time stipendiary position (0.5 FTE) which may be held in conjunction with other commitments. The role is to promote and nurture the well-being of students in cooperation with Lincoln University and encompasses pastoral care and spiritual support. You may also be asked to officiate at events, help with education and resourcing of others on campus and will be expected to actively promote understanding and dialogue in a diverse and multi-faith community.

If you are a person who thrives on:

  • Nurturing spiritual well-being
  • Relating well to people within a diverse community
  • Leading and discipling a growing team of assistant Chaplains
  • Facilitating pastoral care for all students and staff
  • Building a caring community
  • Liaising with local Churches and Ministry units

then we would welcome an application from you that indicates your skills and suitability for this role. You should indicate when you are available to take up the position.

This position is open to men and women of Christian faith. There is a preference for those with theological qualifications and/or experience working in a University context. Applicants must be in good standing within their Christian denomination.

Closing Date: Friday 6th December 2019.

Please send your CV and a covering letter plus two references to Revd. James Ullrich, Chair, Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee (CTECC).

Email: jullrich212@gmail.com

If you would like to discuss this position with the Chair, please call James on 021 744 413

 

Ministry Support Roles:

Assistant Children’s Worker, St Barnabas, Fendalton

(6hrs per week)

The Parish of Fendalton is a large and diverse suburban parish with a clear vision for outreach, service and growth and with an active and very committed laity. The parish vision is ‘following Jesus and extending God’s love’ and we have seen good progress in recent years with our children, youth and young adult ministries flourishing.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Children’s Worker for 6hrs/week to take responsibly for the Sunday Children’s Ministry we call ‘Kidzone.’

Applicants are encouraged to look at the parish website www.stbarnabas.org.nz for more information about the parish. Applications must include a CV, a written response to this advertisement and a statement about your personal approach to children’s ministry. Please email your application to mark@stbarnabas.org.nz by 5pm on Friday 6 December. Phone the Vicar on 0274327474 if you would like to discuss the position further.

Further information about the parish and a copy of the Job Description of Assistant Children’s Worker email mark@stbarnabas.org.nz

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 exciting 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 mark@stbarnabas.org.nz 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 6 December, 2019, and are to be sent to mark@stbarnabas.org.nz.

For an informal chat about the position please call Canon Mark Chamberlain on 0274327474 or for more information visit the parish website—www.stbarnabas.org.nz

24-7 Youth Worker, St Barnabas, Fendalton

Part Time Position

Do you have a passion for working with high school aged boys and young men? Do you want to support and encourage students especially those who are struggling at school? Is God calling you to join the Christchurch Boys’ High 24-7 Youth Work Service led by St Barnabas, Fendalton.

St Barnabas is a lively Anglican Parish in Christchurch with a strong community focus and growing youth and young adult ministries. We are seeking to engage an experienced youth worker who can join two other existing 24-7 youth workers and undertake youth ministry at Boys’ High. The role would also involve being part of the parish youth ministry in some capacity. The position is for 10 hours a week.

St Barnabas is a parish with six congregations meeting in both the recently repaired church building and the 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 supports, prays for and has an ongoing interest in Boys’ High and the 24-7 Youth Work Service.

Are you…

  • an experienced youth worker looking for a fresh challenge?
  • interested in doing youth ministry in a state school environment?
  • a mature person who could offer leadership to high school students
  • a committed Christian with proven youth work skills?

Are you ready…

  • to offer pastoral care to a variety of boys including some ‘at risk’ students?
  • to work within an existing team of two other 24-7 youth workers
  • to offer your own particular gifts and abilities to support both school and students.

Email mark@stbarnabas.org.nz 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 13 December, and are to be sent to mark@stbarnabas.org.nz. For an informal chat about the position please call Canon Mark Chamberlain on 0274 327474 or for further information visit the parish website – www.stbarnabas.org.nz.

Te Waiora Retreat House Hosts

Te Waiora Christian Trust operates a retreat house in Hororata, Canterbury which accommodates up to 10 overnight guests at one time, and which also caters to day groups.  Hosts for the retreat house provide welcoming hospitality to guests, including catering as required, as well as being responsible for day to day administration including managing all bookings and enquiries.  They are also responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the house and grounds, with assistance provided by casual cleaners and a committed group of volunteers.

Accommodation is provided in a modern one-bedroom flat attached to the main house.  There may be opportunity for a co-hosting arrangement with accommodation in a 2-bedroom cottage also available on the site.

The position is remunerated, albeit at a modest level.  The ideal candidates will see this as a ministry to which they have been called, and will be people of prayer and discernment.

This is an opportunity to live in a beautiful peaceful rural location, as part of a Christian community which offers rest and respite to those staying at Te Waiora House.

Please visit www.tewaiorahouse.org.nz for more information.

A position description and application form is available by contacting Alison Jephson (chair of the Trust), Alisonj2@tewaiorahouse.org.nz or text/phone 027 514 1585.

Applications close 31st January 2020.