Vacancy: Priest Assistant, Parish of Ashburton, Diocese of Christhchurch (Closes 31st of May 2018)

The Parish of Ashburton is a loving, supportive Christian community of people who are trying to faithfully live and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in the Mid Canterbury town of Ashburton, on the east coast of the South Island. The town is the bustling commercial centre of an agricultural and pastoral farming district, part of the Canterbury Plains. The Ashburton area has a population of approximately 34,000.  Ashburton has retained solid, old-fashion values, a great attitude that is reflected in many aspects of life and its achievements for the town both in the quality of life and commercial success.

We are looking for a part-time (40%) priest assistant with an affinity for market town ministry.  A position description and an expression of interest form are available by emailing the Bishop’s office of the Diocese of Christchurch: or by phoning 03 348 6701.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the job description, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by Thursday 31 May 2018, and are to be sent to .