Vacancies in other Dioceses and Beyond

Christchurch Diocese


  The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch has a vacancy for an Anglican priest who will be the Hospital Chaplain at St George’s Hospital. This is a 0.3 role (12 hours per week). The Chaplain offers a ministry of presence and prayer to everyone on site at St George’s Hospital, including patients, their family, whanau, the staff and management. The successful applicant will be able to minister to all in a multi-denominational and multi-faith environment, be caring, prayerful, open-minded, confident and flexible. For a Position Description please contact Applicants should submit a CV and response to the Position Description to the same email by 9am, 16 November 2020.


 Dunedin Diocese


 The Otago Peninsula Anglican Parish is seeking a permanent part-time Priest in Charge/Vicar.The post is open to any Priest in Anglican Orders who is entitled to live and work in New Zealand.

 The parish is able to support a 50% stipend, and the appointee would be ably supported by a strong team of lay-leaders and a number of retired clergy. The appointee would be a person who values and enhances this leadership, and the appointment would be for a three-year term in the first instance. Accommodation and/or an accommodation allowance on a pro rata basis would be arranged with the successful applicant.

 The Otago Peninsula is on the edge of Dunedin City, which provides rich experiences of arts, sports, academic and other cultural benefits. The parish includes suburban and scattered rural communities, and has reflected that diversity over its long history. The story of the parish since its conception has been one of creative and adventurous approaches to ministry and mission. The parish has a strong record of exploring creative and inclusive models of ministry, empowering lay-leadership, engaging actively in social justice issues, affirming women’s priestly and other ministries, all underpinned by often innovative yet always faithful sacramental and liturgical worship. In July 2019 the Parish voted to consolidate its ministry, mission and outreach and its liturgical life at St Michael and All Angels’ Church in Andersons Bay. The appointee would lead the cooperative amalgamation of the individual faith communities (and their differing traditions), while continuing the parish’s developing connections with the various communities that form the demographic of the Otago Peninsula.

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. 

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

Rt Reverend Steven Benford (Bishop of Dunedin) PO Box 13170, Dunedin 9052 New Zealand. Email: Phone: (03) 488 0826

 To apply, please send a formal letter of application, your CV/resumé, and the details of two referees to the above address by 30 October 2020.


Auckland Diocese

 “House for Duty” Priest in Charge - St Andrew’s by the Sea, Waiheke Island

 The Waiheke Island Anglican Mission District is seeking a Priest in Charge to live on the Island and offer ministry.  The recent upgrade of St Andrews Church in Onetangi, and the purchase of a new Vicarage provides an attractive opportunity for someone who is interested in this ministry opportunity in a unique setting.

 The “House for Duty” arrangement offers a spacious and comfortable home and reimbursement of expenses in exchange for offering ministry as Priest in Charge.  The role is therefore a part-time one which will require weekly Sunday worship responsibilities, as well as offering pastoral care and oversight of ministry with and for the small local church community.  The weekly Sunday service is at 10.30 am.

 If you are interested in such a ministry opportunity, please be in touch with Archdeacon Carole Hughes ( to discuss it in more detail.


Waiapu Diocese

Hereworth School-School Chaplain & Director of Christian Studies

Located in Havelock North in the heart of the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, Hereworth School is an Anglican Day and Boarding school for boys from Year 0 to 8. Encouraging boys to be the best they can be, Hereworth School has a tradition of excellence, consistently achieving outstanding results across academic, sporting, creative and performing arts disciplines. Hereworth School is seeking to appoint an exceptional Christian leader and educator to the position of Chaplain and Director of Christian Studies. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to pursue their passion for exercising Christian ministry within and to the Hereworth School community. This involves the Chaplain in the preparation and conduct of regular worship and special celebrations, the promotion of pastoral care (including visiting and counselling), assisting in faith formation and growth, teaching Christian Studies, and participating in co-curricular activities.

The position calls for a caring and approachable person who is able to minister to students, parents and staff from a variety of backgrounds, who has a passion and gift for working with boys, and who is an effective teacher, pastoral carer and counsellor. He or she must exercise his or her duties and all aspects of their role from within a Christian framework, modelling positive Christian values. The School Chaplain is a senior role and is responsible to the Headmaster. The position is full-time commencing in Term 1, 2021. It will have a reduced teaching load. A teaching degree is required. The possibility of living on campus may be available for a suitable applicant in return for assistance with Boarding House duties.

The approval of the Anglican Church shall be obtained prior to confirmation of the appointment. This is an exciting opportunity to inspire and nurture faith and spiritual development in line with Hereworth School’s mission and values. A role description is available on the Hereworth website.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 6 November 2020


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