The Anglican Parish Of Kaiapoi

The parish of Kaiapoi is located twenty minutes north of Christchurch city. Nestled in the heart of the stunning Waimakariri District, it is a unique blend of rural and urban areas. The parish includes part of the eastern coast line of the South Island, the beautiful Waimakariri river as well as the farming areas, heading to the Southern alps, of Ohoka, Eyerton and Clarkeville.

 

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: or by phoning 03 348 6701.

 

Please send applications, which must include a CV, a response to the profile of not more than three pages, and a statement about your approach to ministry, to . Applications close on 15 February 2017.

 

 Associate Minister  St. Christopher’s Avonhead

St Christopher’s is a dynamic Anglican church of 300+ people who love the Lord Jesus. With schools and the University close by, our vision is to reach out to the next generation with the good news of Christ as well as continue growing as a church into Christ-like maturity.

Following the appointment of a new Vicar earlier this year, we are eager to grow our staff team

 

It is envisaged that the right person might take a leading role in pastoring our families congregation, with responsibility for young adults also. The role has flexibility for the right applicant, in order to make best use of our collective abilities in the Lord’s service.

This is a full-time role, working collegially with the Vicar. The role has the normal requirements and expectations around ethical Christian character, as well as routine police vetting checks for working with children.

 

For more information about our church, contact our Parish Manager through our website or via our office , phone (03) 358 8780 or +64 3 358 8780.

For a job description please email Please send your application to the Bishop of Christchurch with a CV, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry: . Closing date is Tuesday 14th February 2017.

 

Who are the people of Opawa-St Martins seeking to lead our parish?

Firstly a person of prayer. A person with a deep personal faith, overflowing to the whole community, who will constantly seek God’s way, guidance and wisdom. A person who regularly listens for the Lord in quiet, and draws from the wellspring of the Holy Spirit.

Due to our previous vicar being appointed as Dean of the Cathedral, we seek a strong, yet gentle, person to lead, minister, and provide pastoral care to a congregation in post-earthquake Christchurch. Nestled against the Port Hills, south of the CBD, with the Heathcote/Opawaho river flowing through it, the parish area offers a family-friendly location with access to many recreational opportunities.

The parish has a diversity of faith journeys and experience, but all parishioners value the Eucharist. We require a priest who will continue to draw from Anglican traditions and celebrate in a liturgical manner that reflects our heritage, while being open to allow new interpretations of Anglican worship to evolve.

Our parish has a pool of talent able to be harnessed and utilized by the right leader who encourages and empowers people to use their gifts and talents for Christ’s service.

The vicar is a key and visible link between the church and St Mark’s School. As chaplain, and having a pivotal role on the Board of Proprietors, the vicar is instrumental in nurturing and energizing the Anglican Special Character of the school. The vicar will therefore need to be able to relate well to school children, to encourage young people towards faith in Christ, and to present the Gospel to them in an age-appropriate manner.

The parish of Opawa-St Martins offers a unique opportunity for a prayerful leader who can encourage the developing ministries of parishioners and the school community in the context of a rich Anglican heritage.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of 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 10th February 2017, are to be sent to

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