Vacancy: Vicar (20%), Parish of Lyttelton, Diocese of Christchurch (Closes 15th May 2018)

Vacancy: Vicar (20%), Parish of Lyttelton, Diocese of Christchurch (Closes 15th May 2018)

The Parish of Lyttelton is a welcoming community, small in number but strong in spirit. The parish is praying for a capable and enthusiastic part-time priest willing to take on a big challenge in a small church.

Lyttelton is a busy port town with a 24/7 operation.  It is the main port of the South Island and serves Christchurch, the nearby city of approximately 350,000 people and much of the South Island.

Lyttelton, officially a suburb of Christchurch, has its own distinct identity.  It is home to a varied socio-economic mix, some who work in the marine industry and the port, others who work in Christchurch, and still others who work locally, including a number of artists and musicians.  Lytteltonians are known to be fiercely proud of their town and are a caring and compassionate community, which was particularly evident when people supported each other in the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

The beautiful St Saviour’s at Holy Trinity church has been elevated to a Category 1 on the New Zealand Heritage List.   There is one Anglican Sunday service but the church is intentionally for the whole community and is used by different denominations.

A parish profile and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the office of Bishop Victoria Matthews of the Diocese of Christchurch: or by phoning 03 348 6701.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the profile of not more than four pages, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested to be sent to by 15th May 2018.