Vacancy: Vicar, Parish of All Saints’ Gladstone, Invercargill (Closes 28 February 2020)

Vacancy – Vicar of All Saints’ Gladstone Parish, Invercargill

All Saints’ Gladstone, a warm and vibrant Parish in New Zealand’s southernmost city, is seeking a new Vicar following the retirement of The Reverend Richard Johnson. Richard has conducted a long and energetic ministry and will be leaving the faith community in a motivated and positive shape.

All Saints’ Parish includes St Andrew’s Anglican Church on Rakiura/Stewart Island and is one of three Anglican Parishes in Invercargill. Its Parish finances are in a secure state. A comfortable vicarage is provided.

The Parish has a genuine, welcoming and collaborative community, a strong commitment to lay leadership, to a balance of contemporary and traditional forms of worship, encourages participation of families and young children, and values applied preaching, teaching and social outreach. Parish leadership at All Saints’ has always worked closely with neighbouring denominations.

The City of Invercargill has reversed earlier trends of decline and is experiencing a period of sustained growth. It is well resourced for school and other public facilities.

The Vicar will play a part in a welcoming and collegial Diocese that encourages imaginative, outward looking faith and ministry. 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.

The position is open to any Priest in Anglican Orders who is in good standing in their current appointment and is entitled to live and work in New Zealand.

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 by 28th February 2020.