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Vacancies: 28 June 2022

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A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

Diocese of Dunedin

PRIEST IN CHARGE VACANCY DUNSTAN PARISH CENTRAL OTAGO 

Following a recent retirement, the Dunstan Parish based at Alexandra in Central Otago and including Roxburgh, is seeking to appoint a Priest in Charge.

We are able to provide a 2/3rd stipend. Funds are available for the purchase of a vicarage.

We are seeking someone as our Priest in Charge who we can engage with, who is approachable and can lead us on our Christian journey. The appointee would have the support of an able and vital lay ministry team, two PTOs and an enthusiastic and loyal congregation. The population of Central Otago is increasing and there are opportunities to “grow” the parish.

We enjoy innovative and varied forms of worship and musical accompaniment. Study and discussion groups are well-supported and extend our understanding and appreciation of Christ’s teaching, and the meaning of living a Christian life in the present age.

The parish has an active pastoral care team who visit, and otherwise care for those in need, and we engage with the local community and other church denominations through such events as the Annual Children’s Light Party and a food bank.

Parishioners enjoy a social event from time to time, we have an informative newsletter (The Link) and there is much fun and good humour among us.

The main church, St Aidan’s, is at Alexandra, a second church, St James’, is located in Roxburgh where there are monthly services, and there is also some outreach to other surrounding rural areas.

The people of Central Otago enjoy an enviable lifestyle. Essentially a rural community, the district is known for its scenery, friendly people, its walking and cycle trails, vineyards, orchards, and numerous cafes, restaurants and hotels serving good food and local wines.

Alexandra will soon have its second supermarket, has two medical centres, a good size swimming pool and other sporting facilities, a recent addition being a curling rink. There are drama and choir groups and U3A programmes and REAP courses are available.

The nearby historic town of Clyde has a hospital with helicopter access to Dunedin. Cromwell is 27k away, Wanaka 78k and Queenstown 86k.

There are good schools at all levels, pre-school, primary and secondary. The summers are hot and dry. The winters cool and bracing. Some part-time work ought to be available if required.

To request a Parish Profile or to make informal enquiries please contact: Rt Rev’d Steven Benford (Bishop of Dunedin) PO Box 13170, Dunedin 9052. New Zealand.

Email: bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz Phone: (03) 488 0826

To apply, please send a formal letter of application, your CV/Resume, and the details of two Referees to the above address.

The Bishop of Dunedin is looking to appoint Priests who are practising and modelling lives of prayer, a commitment to the Bible, and witnessing to the risen life of Jesus Christ.

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Anglican Family Care

We are looking for two volunteer board members to join our skills-based board.

We are seeking candidates with community governance experience and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Leadership and Strategic vision

  • Financial management

  • Contracting with government

  • Knowledge of Social Work practice principles and statutory requirements

  • Understanding of Te Ao Māori and the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Community Development principles and practice

  • Strategic planning processes

To be effective in the role, candidates need to have a broad perspective, good communication skills, be able to actively contribute to the board, and be an ambassador for Anglican Family Care. In addition, candidates will need to have an appreciation of the not-for-profit sector and the agency’s values.

Commitment required

You need to commit to the time required for monthly board meetings as well as preparation time. The board meets on the 4th Tuesday or Thursday of every month from 12.30 – 2 pm in Dunedin

Apply

If this sounds like the ideal governance role for you, please contact the Anglican Family Care Centre Board’s Chair, Ruth Zeinert ruth@familycare.org.nz

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For all current vacancies see their website here

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Diocese of Christchurch

Fulltime Vicar - Ashburton Parish

‘Nurturing Christian Life in You and Me’

The Parish of Ashburton seeks a priest who can provide biblical teaching and inspire people to spread the Good News of Jesus to our wider community; someone who can be innovative in encouraging parishioners in their personal faith walk by enabling them to understand and pursue their own discipleship; who encourages young people and families to become part of the church family, and offers sensitive pastoral care to our older parishioners; someone willing to be involved in the many aspects of parish life and the wider community.

Ashburton is a thriving service centre for the greater Mid-Canterbury agricultural region. Mid-Canterbury is in the South Island of New Zealand and extends from the Rakaia River in the north to the Rangitata River in the south, and from the ocean in the east to the Alps in the west. The parish of Ashburton is one congregation with three church buildings: St Stephen's, St Peter's, Allenton and St Andrew's, Tinwald.

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 to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz by 5pm on Monday 8 August 2022.

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Full-time Vicar Halswell-Prebbleton Parish

Halswell-Prebbleton is an established parish, once rural, now encompassing areas of well-planned urban development. We are on the south-east outskirts of Christchurch City, midway to the university town of Lincoln. Halswell and Prebbleton are 8 kilometres apart and are both centres of urban growth and development.

As a parish encompassing two areas of extraordinary housing growth, we are looking for an ordained priest who as an experienced missional leader will assist our parish to grow in ways commensurate with the growth of the population within our parish boundaries.

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 to be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz by 12 midday on Monday 25 July 2022.

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Part-Time Vicar Ellesmere Parish (0.7FTE)

The Ellesmere Parish is looking for a Vicar to preach God’s word in our semi‐rural parish. Ellesmere lies within the Selwyn District, the fastest growing district in New Zealand. As a result of this growth the community balance is shifting from mainly farming with small rural support towns, to a mixture of farms, lifestyle blocks and township residents.

The parish is in the challenging position of meeting the needs of the existing congregation, while finding new ways to encourage more families and residents to become active in faith, worship and service. This challenge requires a vicar who can communicate clearly and build cohesive working groups.

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, 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, should be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz

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Full-time Vicar - Parish of Fendalton

The Parish of Fendalton is looking for a new Vicar to lead our parish. We give thanks for work done by previous Vicars who have created many opportunities for worship and engagement for both our parishioners and those living in the local community.

We hope that our new Vicar will build on our present strengths while also looking for new ways of growing and developing the parish. We are one of the larger parishes in the Diocese of Christchurch, and have a diverse variety of services, and many outreach activities.

Parishioners believe the current strengths of the parish are

· The variety of services and groups offered

· The warmth, fellowship and welcoming environment

· A broad community outreach at all ages/levels

· Focus on Pastoral care

· Quality preaching and liturgy/services

· Emphasis on Children, Youth and Young Adults

The new vicar will be an experienced priest with strong robust faith, have energy, enthusiasm and be a person of vision. He/she will be committed to the Anglican Church and knowledgeable about the bi-cultural partnership and three Tikanga structure of the province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. He/she will be able to lead a strong clergy and staff team, together with a large number of volunteers.

The qualities that we are looking for in a new Vicar include:

• A strong, mature and respectful leader with solid people skills

• A person who is able to commit to this parish for a number of years

• Ability to delegate to clergy and lay people

• A good communicator and listener

• Understanding of and able to develop the richness and diversity of the parish and the range of services offered. Build a parish that is inclusive of all gender, race, and diverse theological thinking

• Be comfortable with traditional and innovative ways of worship

• Willing to encourage both traditional and modern music as an essential part of Sunday worship

• An appreciation of the strengths of the parish

• A strong emphasis on worship and pastoral care

• Challenging preaching, and ability to provide opportunities for learning, discussion and spiritual growth

• Be committed to all ages and stages of parishioners with a strong emphasis on encouragement of children, young people and their parents

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 must include a CV, a response to the profile of not more than three pages and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry. These documents should be sent to bishopsea@anglicanlife.org.nz by 5pm on Monday 1 August.

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Diocese of Nelson

Golden Bay

Is God calling you to live and minister in a breath-taking part of Aotearoa as part of an exciting adventure in the Diocese of Nelson?

The parish of Golden Bay is looking for a new Vicar (Full Time) to grow our confidence in the Gospel and strengthen our relationships so we can reach out further into our diverse community.

We are seeking someone apostolic in their leadership approach, with courage to extend the reach of the gospel and a heart to nourish expressions of church in various social contexts. The vision of the parish means we need someone with the ability to teach Scripture and encourage people to evangelise and disciple others. This mix of leadership gifts reflects the unique needs and opportunities that we have in the Golden Bay parish.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, applications are invited from New Zealand and Australia.

Expressions of interest can be made through the Bishop's office by sending a formal letter of enquiry and current CV, to the Bishop's PA, anita@nelsonanglican.nz or Ph: 03 548 3124.Closing date is Friday 1 July 2022.

The parish Profile: Golden Bay Parish | Anglican Diocese Of Nelson (nelsonanglican.nz)

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Diocese of Auckland

Lynfield Community Church

Half-time Minister

Applications open – no closing date at this time

This ministry unit is a cooperating parish with the Methodist Church.

For more information and to view the parish profile, please click on the individual link above or visit the Ministry Opportunities page on our Diocesan website – https://aucklandanglican.org.nz/ministry-opportunities/

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