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
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

Southern Presbytery

Popotunoa (Clinton) F/T Andrew Harrex Sole Charge 2/15
Lumsden Balfour Kingston F/T Keith Hooker Sole Charge 8/15
Maniototo TBA Andrew Scott Sole Charge 4/16
Mosgiel North taieri Presbyterian Parish F/T Carol Grant Sole Charge 6/17
Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian Church
F/T Ian Hyslop Sole Charge 6/17


New Zealand Defence Force - reservist & force positions   Chaplains @ NZDF   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.

Lumsden Balfour Kingston

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