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Prison Chaplain – Women’s Prison

The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has a vacancy for a part-time prison chaplain at Christchurch Women’s Prison, 20 hours per fortnight, including some Sundays.

The prison chaplain offers a privileged ministry to inmates in their spiritual and pastoral care. The Catholic chaplain works as part of an ecumenical chaplaincy team and is responsible for volunteers who assist with prayer services and other forms of pastoral care.

The role requires a special combination of experience, skill, formation and personal qualities. Applicants should demonstrate a personal faith commitment, relevant pastoral formation and experience, a high level of personal maturity and judgment, a resilient personality and success in working in teams.

Applicants should note that the successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment screening required by the Department of Corrections.

further information in confidence, Mike Stopforth, Bishop’s Pastoral Office Director on (03) 366 9869 or by email at mstopforth@chch.catholic.org.nz. Applicants should submit a CV and brief cover letter to the same email by Monday 24th April

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