Vacancy: Priest in Charge (0.8), Parish of Wadestown (Closes 30th November 2018)

Priest in Charge Vacancy, St Luke’s, Wadestown (Wellington City) 0.8 (Flexible)

St Luke’s in Wadestown (part of the Ohariu Archdeaconry) is looking for a new Priest in Charge to guide us as we seek to “strengthen our relationship with God, and build stronger relationships with each other, our local community and Diocesan partners”.

We are a welcoming and supportive fellowship with many connections into the local community and wider Diocesan family.  We are seeking someone who can help nurture these seeds and help us to flourish into the future.

We expect this position to be at 0.8 (of a fulltime role), but are willing to be flexible for the right candidate.  Our hope is that this role will grow to fulltime over time, so the appointment may include an opportunity to increase hours during your term with us.

We are a respectful and thoughtful community, with active prayer, study and meditation groups.  We are a people of the book (NZPB), but open to other forms of worship.  We have a strong lay contribution at regular services, including a Healing Team.  Our regular Sunday service includes both traditional (pipe organ) and contemporary (three-piece band) music.  We enjoy a strong relationship with the Wadestown Presbyterian Church and share office space and the occasional service.

Our church sits at the crest of the hill in Wadestown.  We keep our church doors open during daylight hours.  It is connected to the St Luke’s Centre, which is Wadestown’s largest indoor meeting venue and is used by many local community groups.

Can you help us build on these foundations to further enrich our faith community?

We are looking for someone who:

  • is a self-starter
  • has the energy to lead, care and encourage parishioners
  • can build a team and works well with others
  • has experience in outreach and is able to connect with our wider community
  • is competent in preaching, teaching and sensitive in pastoral care
  • brings along their joy in God’s creation

A profile for St Luke’s Wadestown is available from the Bishops’ Executive Assistant, Rebecca Apperley (, to whom applications should be forwarded not later than 30th of November 2018.