Vacancies in other Dioceses and beyond

Christchurch Diocese


School Chaplain—Craighead Diocesan School (Full-time)


Our Vision  Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru, provides a comprehensive education for girls from Year 7 through to Year 13 for boarding and day girls. We have a strong emphasis on wellbeing and pastoral care, as well as academic success. With a commitment to holistic education, balancing academic excellence with a multitude of co-curricular opportunities, Craighead Diocesan School encourages students and staff to discover their passions and be the very best they can be. A Craighead Diocesan School education is founded on Anglican values with a focus on service and wellbeing and offered within a modern school environment promoting diversity, innovation, and sustainability. Each student is set up for success, joining a global alumni network of wahine toa with the courage to embrace change, the confidence to lead, the desire to learn, and the drive to make a positive impact on the world.


 The Role  Craighead Diocesan School is seeking a Chaplain to lead the worship and spiritual life of our school which is an integrated school within the New Zealand educational framework. This is an exceptional opportunity to pastorally support our wonderful school, celebrating 111 years of outstanding education with a strong community focus and a reputation of academic, sporting and artistic excellence. The position involves maintaining and growing our school’s strong spiritual and pastoral culture, with an engaging religious education programme to meet the needs of our students, staff and wider community. The Chaplain is an integral member of the school’s leadership team and will work closely with the Principal to promote the school’s vision, faith and values in the school community.


Applicants for this role should be registered teachers (or in the process of securing registration), experienced in Anglican worship leading and pastoral care, preferably having worked in a school environment and taught religious education, with demonstrable skills in relating to students, staff and wider school community. In keeping with the Anglican character and heritage of the school, we have a preference for an ordained Anglican priest in good standing with their current Diocese.


 Likely commencement date for this position would be Term 3 2023, or by negotiation. A copy of the position description is available. To apply, please send your CV and application letter by email to Gillian Owens, Personal Assistant:  Applications close at 4:00pm, on Wednesday 15 February 2023


Wellington Diocese 

Priest in Charge - St John’s Trentham, Upper Hutt

 The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Trentham is looking for a Priest in charge whose energy, enthusiasm and talents can minister to us, serve our Upper Hutt community and enhance our parish life. We are looking for somebody whose joy in their faith will inspire us to grow in our faith, and enthuse our parishioners to commit to the enhancement of parish life through prayer and service to ourselves, and our surrounding community.Our values currently concentrate around Faith, Family and For Others. We are a congregation of around 78 regular worshippers, with 177 on our pastoral roll. We are keen to get started on our journey of being called again, by inspiring people to return to church or start their faith journey with us.

Our church is a Category 2 Historic Place and is the oldest church in continuous use in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington. It is an exciting time for us as we are currently in the throes of refurbishment to upgrade and enable it to be used in multiple ways as a worship space. At St John’s we are very team focussed and are passionate about maintaining our core beliefs, empowering and worshipping together. We have multiple outreaches and find fellowship in growing ourselves and serving others. The church is surrounded by mission fields in the form of schools of all levels that are culturally diverse. We have a strong desire to go wherever God calls us to be in our community, and seek transformation according to this. We currently have a variety of services that cater for the young and old and celebrate our cultural diversity. We hold a strong desire to continue to grow and multiply our Church in an intergenerational way. Upper Hutt is an amazing place to live; with beautiful outdoor spaces on our doorstep and a vibrant community. If you feel you are being called to our place and would like to be an instrumental part of this journey please see the St John’s Parish Profile on https://wwSt

 The position being offered is for a 0.5 FTE.  Applications, including a covering letter and a CV should be with the Bishop’s assistant Paul Carey ( not later than 9 December 2022.


Auckland Diocese

Chaplain of Dilworth School 

A vacancy exists for Chaplain of Dilworth School in Auckland. Information and a full position description is available through this link. You can also visit the School’s website   Expressions of interest for this ministry role are now invited. Please apply in writing with a CV and Cover Letter outlining why you are interested in this role to: Director of Human Resources, Johanna Clark at  If you require further information about the role please call Johanna on 021 717 598


Director of Choirs - Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland

 A fantastic part-time position for a talented Director of Choirs– 20 hours per week. Huge public prominence.Fast paced and varied role.

 The employer - Located in the historic suburb of Parnell, Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of New Zealand’s most iconic buildings and fulfils an essential role in the life and mission of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. The Cathedral endeavours to be a place of welcome to the 100,000 people who pass through its doors each year and offers a variety of ministries to the wider communities of Auckland and New Zealand. 

The role - Music is a crucial part of the identity of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Your role will be to maintain and enhance the excellent reputation of the Cathedral as a place of worship and community outreach. The new Director of Choirs will play a major part in shaping the future of Cathedral choral music in a city which boasts a vibrant and flourishing musical culture. You will work with a dynamic and supportive team at an exciting time in the life of Auckland's newly-consecrated Anglican Cathedral.

The tasks - A typical week for the Director of Choirs might consist of: rehearsing and performing with the Cathedral Choirs for three choral services, liaising with local schools and music organisations to promote and encourage membership of the Cathedral choirs, working with the Cathedral clergy and Cathedral Organist to produce an ongoing music programme, planning larger scale choral and orchestral works in collaboration with other Auckland music groups, finding performance opportunities for the Cathedral Choirs which promote and support the Cathedral’s ministries, and preparing to attend and contribute to a board meeting.

 About you - You will have a sensitivity and regard for the traditions of the Anglican Church combined with a high degree of energy and enterprise to lead and develop the Cathedral’s choral music programme. You will appreciate the nature of the Three Tikanga Church in Aotearoa-New Zealand and be committed to celebrating the diversity of this country’s cultural and musical heritage. You will be passionate about working with people of all ages and champion inclusivity while being committed to producing choral music at a high level. An ability to work cooperatively alongside the Cathedral clergy and the Cathedral Organist is a prerequisite.

Like what you see? Apply now! Please visit the Cathedral website at for further information.

Should you wish to speak with the Dean, The Very Reverend Anne Mills, you may reach her on 027 680 5922. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

Applications close on Friday 2nd December 2022 and can be sent to



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