Do you have a passion for working with children? Are you enthusiastic about the Christian faith and are willing to help children engage with the message of Jesus in a fun, caring and supportive environment? Would you like to join the St Barnabas staff team to lead the church focused children’s ministry?

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, an after-school club, play group, mainly music and Messy Church.

We are looking forward to engaging a part time Children’s Worker to join our team…

The ideal applicant will…

  • be a committed Christian with leadership skills
  • enjoy working with children and their families
  • have experience as a Children’s Worker
  • enjoy working within a supportive team environment

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

What to do next? Email the Vicar at for a copy of the Job Description and information about the parish.

Applications, which must include a CV, a response to the parish information of not more than two pages, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry, are requested by Friday 24 July, 2020, and are to be sent to For an informal chat about the position please call Canon Mark Chamberlain on 0274327474 or for more information visit the parish website –