"The Harvest" | 23 February 2024

Fulltime Vicar, Parish of Opawa-St Martins

St Mark's Opawa offers an exciting opportunity, in a rejuvenated, growing and diverse city, to join us as our Vicar and with God's help and grace, to continue to grow ways of being a relevant presence in this place.
   St Mark's, Opawa  by Ben Truman
  • To develop an inclusive and welcoming community both inside and outside the Church walls.
  • To be a servant leader and advocate for gospel values; to help people see their own potential, to work with and for others, to inspire those they serve to serve others.
  • To offer a place at the table for all who value the critical exploration of faith, theology, ideas, community, music, the creative arts, and for any person who might find a home with us.

Some of the attributes we are looking for in a person with the courage to take up the challenge:

  • Leadership with vision, energy and enthusiasm expressed in sensitive quality liturgical worship, pastoral concern, and educational opportunities both in deepening spiritual development in adults and teaching at St Mark’s School.
  • A person whose life is shaped by prayer and who actively encourages others to pray deeply and regularly.
  • An ability to speak Te Reo Maori, or a willingness to learn.
  • An openness to continually explore new ways of growing faith in our school family.
  • The exposition of progressive theology and biblical appreciation in relation to our present world.
  • The ability to work collegially with vestry and staff as well as with others in the parish who contribute leadership and expertise.

Applicants must be Anglican priests currently in good standing with their present bishop, who already have the right to work in New Zealand and are willing to undertake Police vetting.

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. Expressions of Interest close 5pm Monday 4 March 2024