Vacancies

Full-time Vicar of the Parish of Havelock North

Bishop Andrew Hedge is looking to appoint a priest as Vicar of the Parish of Havelock North in Hawke’s Bay.  Havelock North is part of the Hastings District with easy access to Napier City.  Havelock North sits inland from the coast at Waimarama and Ocean Beach, at the foot of the great Te Mata Peak on the edge of the Heretaunga plains, with the Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges to the west.  With its own micro-climate it is a fruit bowl and wine growing region of note surrounded by viticulture, horticulture and agriculture.  The Havelock North community has high standard state and private primary and secondary schooling and excellent community facilities, and the wider region provides and supports many arts, culture and sporting opportunities.

The Diocese of Waiapu has 33 parishes over 3 regions.  In all that it offers, Waiapu stands for a church that is welcoming and inclusive of all, open, broad-based and ecumenical in its understanding of the Christian faith, committed to a ministry of all the baptized and committed to Tikanga Rua, a partnership with Māori built on justice and mutual respect.  Anglican Care Waiapu (ACW) is the social services arm of Anglican Diocese of Waiapu, providing social services in various forms.

The parish has a main worship centre, St Luke’s Church, which is an extremely well-maintained plant offering flexibility in the worship space and includes a couple of meeting areas, offices and a large lounge in one integrated building.  Worship is also supported at St Stephen’s, Elsthorpe which takes in Kairakau and Mangakuri.  The parish operates an Op Shop, has Messy Church and children’s music and movement ministries, along with other parish and community-facing activities.  Havelock North is a fast-growing area with recent sub-divisions opening the possibilities of growth.  The parish owns a well appointed and maintained vicarage within Havelock North.

The person the parish seeks for this role as Vicar needs to:

  • Enable everyone to experience wholeness, enrichment and transformation of life through Jesus Christ
  • Provide an emphasis on children’s and young people’s participation in the church
  • Be committed to a co-operative caring faith community searching for ways to bring God’s message to the community
  • Be a prayerful team leader
  • Be welcoming of all people into the church
  • Have involvement in the lives of the village and outlying areas; churches, schools and community events
  • Be open to new needs in the community
  • Have a strong and inspirational faith
  • Have good liturgical, preaching and teaching skills providing a variety of worship styles

For expressions of interest please contact in the first instance Sandra Gifkins (Executive Assistant, Diocese of Waiapu)  office.manager@waiapu.com  for a Parish Profile.    Application closing date is Friday 21 June 2019.

 

Full-time Vicar of the Parish of Otumoetai, Tauranga

Bishop Andrew Hedge is looking to appoint a priest as Vicar of the Parish of Otumoetai, Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. Otumoetai is a suburb of Tauranga City, on the north-western peninsula of the city looking out toward Tauranga Harbour, Mt Maunganui and Matakana Island.

The parish has one worship centre, St John’s Church, which is a well-maintained plant offering flexibility in the worship space and includes several meeting areas, offices and a hall in one integrated building. The parish operates the “Oasis Op Shop and Drop-in Centre” in the set of shops adjacent to the church. The ministry of the parish includes Messy Church, three playgroups, a Toy Library, pastoral care team and a wide range of parish and other community-facing activities. It has served the local community since the early 1950’s and continues to do so in this fast-growing part of New Zealand. The parish does not own a vicarage so instead a housing allowance or rental accommodation will be provided within the parish for the successful applicant.

The person the parish seeks for this role as Vicar needs to:

  • be energetic
  • have proven leadership skills with a willingness to develop a team
  • be a good communicator, enabler and encourager, with the ability to think and work laterally
  • be an encourager of ministry to and with children and young people and their families
  • be supportive of Messy Church in the parish
  • have a strong liturgical grounding able to provide for traditional and a contemporary worship
  • be able to engage with a wide range of music styles
  • encourage the parish in its engagement with its wider community
  • be able to show genuine interest in people and the life of the parish
  • have an open theological perspective
  • be a warm and friendly personality. 

For expressions of interest please contact in the first instance Sandra Gifkins (Executive Assistant, Diocese of Waiapu) office.manager@waiapu.com  for a Parish Profile.