Prison Chaplaincy Vacancy

A vacancy exists in the Catholic chaplaincy team for a full time position (40 hours per week), working in both Rolleston Prison and Christchurch Men’s Prison.

The role requires a special combination of experience, skill, formation and personal qualities.  Applicants will come from a committed Catholic ministry background, should demonstrate a personal faith commitment, relevant pastoral formation and experience, a high level of personal maturity and judgement, a resilient personality and success in working in teams.

The chaplain is part of the Catholic and ecumenical chaplaincy teams and will provide for the celebration of the sacraments, lead prayer services, provide pastoral care and support for prisoners.

For more information about this position, a job description and an application form please contact Mike Stopforth, Bishop’s Pastoral Office, email:, phone: 027 5398 542.  Applications close on Friday 5th July 2019.