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Vacancies - 15 April 2019

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A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

Diocese of Dunedin

Dean of the Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle, Dunedin.

The Bishop of Dunedin, along with the Cathedral and Diocesan Nominators, is looking to appoint a leader with a pastoral, liturgical, administrative and strategic heart as the next Dean of the Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle, Dunedin.

Given our central location in this University City we offer fantastic opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in commercial, educational, tourist and parish settings. We recognise the centrality of worship, and seek to maintain this foundation of the Christian life. Appreciating the beauty of both the New Zealand Prayer Book and the Book of Common Prayer, we have a willingness to engage with a variety of expressions of worship.

The Cathedral has a long and distinguished musical history, with an accomplished choir, and has a strong commitment to high quality music. The Dean is responsible for an Assistant Priest and Distinctive Deacon (both self-supporting), two Lay Ministers, an Executive Administrative Assistant and two part-time Vergers.

Dunedin is home to approx. 130,000 residents and NZ’s oldest university of 20,000 students at the University of Otago. The Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle serves a population of approx. 300,000 as the Anglican Cathedral for Otago and Southland. Our City also benefits from a vibrant and innovative business community and ready access to abundant wildlife and wilderness opportunities.

In common with all Diocesan appointments, the Bishop is looking to appoint priests who both practice and model the disciplines of prayer and bible reading, and who seek to live out the risen life of Jesus Christ. This post is open to any Priest in Anglican Orders who is entitled to live and work in New Zealand.

To request the Parish Profile or to make informal enquiries: please contact:

The Acting Dean – Rt. Rev’d. Steven Benford. Phone: +64 (3) 488 0820 or bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a formal letter of application, your CV/Resume, and the names (and contact details) of two Referees to

Rt Rev’d Steven Benford, PO Box 13170, Dunedin 9052, New Zealand or by email to: bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz

The closing date for applications is May 31st 2019.


Programme Executive on Mission and Evangelism/Mission from the Margins 

An opportunity with World Council of Churches to facilitate and support an inspiring and effective involvement of Indigenous Peoples and other marginalised groups of Mission from the Margins in the life and work of the WCC, its member churches and ecumenical partners.

See attached position description and details for how to apply


Diocese of Auckland
Ministry Educator

Applications for the position of Ministry Educator in the Diocese of Auckland are now open. Please use this link to find more information about the position.



The New Zealand Church Missionary Society
National Director

The New Zealand Church Missionary Society, a charitable trust, primarily linked to the Anglican Church, are seeking a dedicated and experienced Manager to join their organization. As National Director you will provide leadership and vision to the NZCMS, support and implement the direction and policies determined by the Board of Trustees and work for an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of others. This role is based in Christchurch. Details are attached below.

For further information contact:

Trish Paterson at Ryan Recruitment

Email: trish@ryan.co.nz

Applications for this role close on 30th April 2019


Diocese of Christchurch

Full time Vicar - St Christopher's Avonhead

St Christopher’s is an evangelical Anglican parish situated in Avonhead Christchurch. Our worship encompasses both contemporary and traditional styles. As a community of believers we seek to be “Reaching Out and Growing into Christ.”

Avonhead is a suburb close to the University of Canterbury and encompasses several primary schools and a major secondary school.

With a Christ–Centred Mission, our hope is to build on the best of the past as we embark on the next step towards the continued growth of our Church, mission and outreach.

We need someone who:

• Will partner with us as we follow God’s direction for our Church and address the opportunities and challenges facing it;

• Has a personal faith that is deeply rooted in scripture and prayer, and is expectant of the work of God’s Holy Spirit;

• Is able to preach and teach biblically based succinct sermons, with clear relevance to living today as Christ’s followers;

• Is a team builder, able to encourage people to find and use their gifts;

• Has a passion for bringing people to Jesus and growing disciples;

• Has a pastoral heart and relates comfortably with people of different ages and backgrounds;

• Encourages different styles of worship, from the traditional to the informal, including, but not exclusively, charismatic.

We look forward to moving into the new season that God has for us as a Church. 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 26 April 2019 and are to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz


Diocese of Wellington

Vacancy: Part Time Priest in Charge, Parish of Roseneath

 (Closes 10 May 2019)

Wellington “is the place of the possible” (Lauris Edmond.)

Do you wish to be the spiritual leader of a parish with a team of motivated, caring and open Christians?

Are you wishing to experience joyful worship?

Are you willing to explore new models of ministry?

St Barnabas Anglican parish is located in the beautiful suburbs of Roseneath and Oriental Bay, adjacent to the centre of Wellington City. Our church is 111 years old, wooden Gothic, recently restored and reroofed. We have a parish lounge and vicarage built in the 1970s, both having the best harbour views in Wellington.

The parish is small yet vibrant and growing; our parishioners gather from across the Wellington region and enjoy a modern catholic liturgy that is supported by a choir and organ. We encourage our parishioners to offer support and friendship to one another and to the wider community, and we are noted for our inclusivity and hospitality.

We are looking forward to welcoming a new Priest in Charge who can mentor, nurture and encourage our parish as we worship together. The position is .5 to .7 dependent on negotiation with the preferred candidate. The role could be held in conjunction with another part-time position.

Parishioners have recently held a planning meeting to refresh the five parish goals and develop actions.

If you’re keen to learn more about us and the opportunity we offer, please email the Bishop’s EA, Rebecca Apperley on Rebecca@wn.ang.org.nz.

Applications, including CVs, should also be sent to Rebecca Apperley by 10 May 2019.


Vacancy: Parish Leader, Parishes of Levin and Ōtaki (Closes 31st May 2019)

The Parishes of Levin and Ōtaki invite you to consider the opportunity of living and ministering on the Kāpiti/Horowhenua coast. This is an exciting new venture for both parishes as we seek a new leader to help us grow into the future.

Our two parishes wish to remain independent but work together with a new model of ministry which we believe opens up tremendous and exciting opportunities for the proclamation of the Gospel and the growth of the Kingdom of God in this attractive region of Aotearoa.

We recognise that there will be challenges but we want to give ourselves the best opportunity to grow as the people of God.

We’re looking to welcome a new leader into 2019 who can work with both individuals and teams, developing a culture of congregational and ministry leaders who can develop individual spirituality, discipleship, leadership skills and capacity for service. We need someone who can build, develop, equip and support effective teams for ministry and mission who are able to see outside the boundaries of the church and willing to lead into growing communities.

There is a wide range of worship styles and existing lay-led ministries across the parishes with an enthusiastic group of lay leaders to support our new mission and ministry leader.

The person appointed will need to:

§ Work creatively to explore the best uses of our talents, facilities and finances

§ Be committed to the transformation of individuals and the wider community through the power of the Gospel

§ Have the ability to build, inspire, motivate and support teams

§ Be secure and well-formed in his/her own theology whilst recognising the diverse theological backgrounds evident in our worshipping communities

This position is full time with potential for a job sharing arrangement, also an option to live in either Levin or Otaki. If you would like to consider this God given opportunity to come and minister with us in this part of God’s Kingdom, please email the Bishop’s EA. Rebecca Apperley rebecca@wn.ang.org.nz for further information including a detailed position description and profiles of the two parishes.

Applications, including CV’s should be sent to Rebecca Apperley by the 31st May 2019.