Vacancies in other Dioceses and beyond




Dunedin Diocese

Otago Peninsula Parish - Full Time Priest

The appointment is for a three-year term in the first instance.  Accommodation or an accommodation allowance would be arranged with the successful appliocant. 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. This cooperative merging of the individual faith communities (and their differing traditions) has now largely been achieved. Building on its ongoing connections with the various communities that form the demographic of the Otago Peninsula, the Parish seeks now to develop its outward-facing ministry to the wider community with the leadership of a Priest with a heart for mission and outreach who will share this vision. The appointee would be ably supported by a strong team of lay-leaders, two Local Priests and a number of retired clergy. The appointee would be a person who values this leadership and works collegially to enable and enhance it. To apply, please send a formal letter of application, your CV/Resume, and the details of two Referees to the above address. The closing date for applications is Friday 7 October 2022.

Dustan Parish, Central Otago - Priest in Charge

We are 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.

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.

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: 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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