Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Are you enthusiastic about the Christian faith and are willing to help children and families engage with the message of Jesus in a fun, caring and supportive environment?

Would you like to join the St Barnabas team to lead our children’s and families ministry, 15-20 Hours/Week, which runs alongside our lifestreams/ngā puna waiora community?

St Barnabas is a lively Anglican Parish in Christchurch with a strong community focus and a wide range of groups and ministries. These include groups for children, youth, young adults, seniors, men and women as well as groups for those learning English, play group, mainly music and Messy Church.

We are looking forward to welcoming a Children and Families Minister to join our staff team in this part-time role.

The ideal applicant will…

· be a committed Christian with leadership skills

· enjoy working with children and their families, and with other volunteers in children’s ministry

· have experience working in a church context with children and families

· enjoy working within a supportive team environment

However, if you are interested but feel you don’t yet have all the experience or skills, we still want to hear from you! We are willing to help you develop your skills on the job with mentoring and support.

What to do next? Email the Priest in Charge Rev Jenny Wilkens at for a copy of the Job Description and information about the parish.

Applications, which must include your CV, a statement about your faith and personal approach to children’s ministry and a response to the parish information of not more than 2 pages, are requested by 31 May, 2023 and are to be sent to For an informal chat about the position, please email Rev Jenny Wilkens to arrange a time; or for more information, visit the parish website –

By Jo Cotton