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:


Full Time Vicar – Cashmere Parish

Is God calling you to St Augustine’s to partner with us in our faith journey to worship and serve our Lord Jesus?

Cashmere is situatied on the north side of the Port Hills and rises above the southern end of Christchurch

St Augustine’s is an evangelical lparish having at its heart mission at local and overseas levels and a variety of worship styles.  Central to the life of the parish is a strong pastoral ministry.  Home groups play an important role in parish life, providing discipleship, exploration of faith and pastoral support.  We place high value on strong Bible based teaching.

Our new vicar will need clarity of vision and much energy

  • We look for a vicar with a heart for pastoral care and the ability and experience to minister to all ages
  • We look for a Christ centred preacher and teacher: one who will navigate a range of views with sensivity and respect.  A person who both challenges and encourages us to move forward
  • We look for competence and skill to lead a diverse group of people, re-build lay leadership and improve our diminished financial resources
  • We look to re-build and grow the parish

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the Diocese of 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 5pm Monday 24 February 2020 and are to be sent to:

 Vicar/Ministry Enabler Marchwiel Parish  (Part-time 0.4 FTE)

St Philip’s & All Saints is an LSM (Local Shared Ministry) Parish located at 124 Luxmoore Road, Timaru.  This small faith community is very active in Christ’s service and offers vital ministry, especially in the Marchwiel area. The Parish values its Anglican ethos and identity as an LSM Parish.  It has a culture of every member ministry that is affirmed in its Mission Statement, ‘We are a Christ-centered and caring church where people are encouraged’.

We are looking for a team leader who can

  • Work collegially with the licensed ministry team and support it as they minister in Christ’s name in the Marchwiel area and beyond.
  • Envision and give leadership to new mission initiatives.
  • Be a resource person and maintain active links with the wider church in Timaru and the Christchurch Diocese

A parish profile, position description and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at the Diocese of Christchurch: or by phoning 03 348 6701.

Senior Associate Priest of Christchurch Cathedral

Applications are invited from Anglican clergy for the position of Senior Associate Priest of Christchurch CathedralChristchurch Transitional Cathedral is a vibrant focus of the Christian faith in the heart of the city, engaging with the life of the city and ministering to its needs.

The Associate Priest is a member of the ministry team of the Cathedral led by the Dean, Lawrence Kimberley, and deputises for the Dean in his absence. Amongst other attributes, we’re looking for someone who has a creative sense of liturgy and liturgical presence within an Anglican framework, a passion for developing their preaching style, a willingness to push at the edges with an empathy for the Cathedral’s mission, and who is energised by working in a team.

For more information and a position description please contact Dean Lawrence at the Cathedral. Dean Lawrence is also open to meeting with prospective candidates on an informal basis to assist the process of discernment.

Applications need to include a C.V., the names and contact details of three referees, and a letter outlining your reasons why you would like to be considered for the role.  Applications close on Friday 6 March 2020.

Christ Church Transitional Cathedral
PO Box 855
Christchurch 8140

Phone: 03 366 0046  Email:

Ministry Support Roles:

     Part-time Administrator

The Shirley Burwood Marshland Ministry Unit is look for an Administrator for 3 mornings a week. (9-10 hours). This role involves managing the church office, facilitating rental agreements and preparing materials for Sunday services. It is a varied role that would suit a solution focused person who can support the vision of rapidly growing church.

For a copy of the position description email Carolyn Robertson:   Applications close 24th February.