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/Minister – Combined Parish of Akaroa-Banks Peninsula

The Parish of Akaroa-Banks Peninsula embraces much of Banks Peninsula and is a predominantly rural area, with the largest settlement being the picturesque village of Akaroa.

The Anglican and Presbyterian Parishes of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula are a church community undergoing change as the two parishes merge into one combined church.

We need our new ministry leader to foster the ecumenical nature of the new entity, and help us draw closer together. Much has been achieved over the past five years, and much remains to be done. People skills will be a necessary quality. We would like to choose the best minister for the position, regardless of whether they are Anglican or Presbyterian.

We are looking for a leader who can:

  • Help us remain faithful to Jesus’ teaching and example
  • Encourage and develop our ministry to young people and families
  • Care for people who find changes in our church difficult
  • Help us to be Christ in our community

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Executive Assistant at 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 5pm Monday 10 February 2020 and are to 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:

Director of Music – Merivale St Albans

Expressions of interest are sought for an exciting opportunity as the new Director of Music at All Souls Anglican Church, Parish of Merivale St Albans, 30 Church Lane Merivale.

This is a paid position with preliminary hours of six to seven hours per fortnight (12-14 monthly) spread over rehearsals and Sunday performance (two Sundays per month). The application is open to all and could suit those already in employment. For the successful applicant an ongoing structure of hours may be negotiated.

All Souls Anglican Church is one of Christchurch’s newest church buildings. The modern plant is well designed, media and PA systems have been considered in the design and build, and the acoustics are such the Christchurch City Choir use  the space for rehearsal. We have an excellent modern organ and grand piano and talented musicians to accompany the choir.

We seek a competent choral musician to lead, rehearse, and enthusiastically grow our parish choir and music in the parish. You will work collaboratively across our worship services.

All Souls is a place of community and worship within the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia and an Affirming Parish of welcome and inclusion. At All Souls we strive to make All Humanity welcome at the table.

For more information on our parish

We would love to hear from you and an information pack with detailed position description is available from: The Reverend Cameron Pickering

The closing date for applications is Monday February 10th, 2020.


Ministry Support Roles:

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 for more information.

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

Applications close 31st January 2020.