Ministerial vacancies

This table shows ministerial vacancies as advised to Assembly Office. To inform us of a vacancy or of a change to a listing, please email Margaret Fawcett. Entries that are new or have been changed within the past month are in blue. If you are a foreign minister looking to take part in an exchange to New Zealand, please read this information. Ministers from other denominations interested in reception can find information here.

Parish Call Convenor Notes Vacant

Northern Presbytery

Albany Presbyterian Church F/T Robin Palmer Sole Charge 2/17
Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church F/T Martin Bing Sole Charge 6/17
Mairangi & Castor Bay F/T Jill Worrell Sole Charge 6/17
St Aidan’s Presbyterian Church Conifer Grove/Takanini P/T Kent Potter
Mission Enabler 5/17

Kaimai Presbytery

Chartwell Cooperating Church Hamilton F/T Jenny Doyle Team Ministry 11/12
Otorohanga - St David's Presbyterian Church F/T David Gordon Sole Charge 11/12
Rotorua District Presbyterian Church F/T Jim Wallace Team Ministry 12/14
Hamilton St Andrews F/T Alistair McBride Sole Charge 12/15
St Andrew's Mt Maunganui F/T Simon McLeay Sole Charge 7/16
Thames Union Parish P/T Mary Petersen Sole Charge 2/17

Presbytery Central

Havelock North St Columba F/T Warren Fortune Sole Charge 7/16
Mangapapa Union Parish, Gisborne F/T Andrew Russell Sole Charge 2/18
Milson Combined P/T Phil Warner Sole Charge 7/16
Palmerston North - St Mark's & St Andrews Presbyterian Church F/T Judy Bedford Sole Charge 2/14
St Paul's Presbyterian Church Feilding F/T Steve Jourdain Sole Charge 10/17
Wadestown Presbyterian Wellington F/T or P/T Nathan Parry Sole Charge 10/15

Alpine Presbytery

St Andrews Takaka 75% Colin Langford Sole Charge 1/15
St Paul’s & St James Ashburton F/T Rev Brent Richardson Sole Charge 1/18
St Paul's Kaikoura F/T Rev Alan Missen Sole Charge 10/17

Southern Presbytery

Mosgiel North taieri Presbyterian Parish F/T Carol Grant Sole Charge 6/17
Highgate Presbyterian Church
P/T Selwyn Yeoman Team Ministry 1/18

Pacific Islands Synod

Ranui PIPC F/T Nathan Pedro Sole charge 12/17


New Zealand Defence Force - reservist & force positions F/T & P/T Chaplains @ NZDF Regular force & reservist positions 6/13

The following abbreviations are used:
FT: Full time ministry position available
0.5, 0.66 etc: Part time ministry position available, number indicates size of position, e.g. 0.5 = 50% or half-time
CV: Co-operating Venture

Please note that only ministers from the Presbyterian Church or from Churches with whom we have a reciprocal agreement may apply for vacant parishes within the Presbyterian Church. Ministers from other churches may be appointed to short-term, stated supply roles or seek reception to the ministerial roll of the Presbyterian Church.  For information on criteria for stated supply or reception please email Margaret Fawcett.

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