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Position available: Priest Associate (half time)

St Matthew-in-the-City seeks a priest to join its team. This position is half time which means 2 days plus Sunday, 2 weeks of the month, and 2 1/2 days (20 hours) on the other weeks; actual days to be negotiated as suits.

We are looking for a creative preacher and liturgist with an interest in the city and the community.

This role would include:

  • 2 Sundays a month (one presiding at 8am and preaching both services; one presiding at 10am)

  • two Wednesday services a month

  • some pastoral care

  • some baptisms

  • some funerals

  • participation in worship planning and staff meetings

  • engagement with parishioners and established players in the city to define the city's needs in areas of social justice and to design actions appropriate to St Matthew's

  • further development of our parish neighbourhood clusters by empowering them in matters of social justice and pastoral care

  • cover for the vicar when she is absent


An initial contract for 12 months.

The position will be paid a half stipend, plus pension and a housing allowance based on the annual Diocesan allowance. The parish will provide an office and computer, email address. Reimbursements may be sought for mileage, cellphone, books and hospitality as per the Diocesan guidelines.

Applications (letter and a CV) should be sent to Vicar Rev Helen Jacobi and close on 15 July; interviews will be the week of 25 July and the position comes available in August 2016.

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