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 More Info Vacant

Northern Presbytery

Albany Presbyterian Church F/T Robin Palmer Sole Charge Read more 2/17
Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church F/T Martin Bing Sole Charge Read more 6/17
Mairangi & Castor Bay F/T Jill Worrell Sole Charge   6/17
St David's In the Fields P/T Zainab Tea Mission Enabler Read more 5/18
St Andrew's Whangarei F/T Rev Peter C Bristow   Read more 1/17

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 Team Ministry Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 10/17

Southern Presbytery

Mosgiel North taieri Presbyterian Parish F/T Carol Grant Sole Charge   6/17

Pacific Islands Synod

Ranui PIPC F/T Nathan Pedro Sole charge   12/17
Tamaki PIC F/T Reti F T Simanu  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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