St John’s is both a historical landmark and an active, diverse place of Christian worship in the middle of our national capital. The parish is theologically orthodox and with a centrist/middle church style. Its services draw mainly on A Prayer Book for Australia and include some Book of Common Prayer and contemporary services.
The suburbs surrounding St John’s are experiencing considerable growth and development, including many new residences and soon a new university campus. Our goal is to reach out to the contemporary community with the good news of Jesus Christ and to do so from within the orthodox centre of Anglican theology and practice.
This position is for an assistant priest or a deacon moving towards ordination to the priesthood. The successful applicant will be called upon to support the Rector in shaping a vision for the parish and in various pastoral duties, determined according to parish need and individual strengths.
Thoughtful and engaging preaching is vital in this role, as is a willingness to engage positively with a middle church liturgical style. But above all, we are looking for someone with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ, evidenced by personal growth in prayerfulness, character and ministry development.