Senior Minister (Rector) – Clarence South Anglican

Senior Minister (Rector)
Clarence South Anglican, Tasmania

Location: Howrah and surrounding suburbs

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 15 July 2024

Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision is to be a church for Clarence South, making disciples of Jesus.

Our mission: Loving God, His church and our neighbour, by knowing Jesus and making Him known through word, prayer and deed.

To this end, our values are:

  • GOSPEL CENTRED – all we do comes from knowing, understanding and applying the Gospel.
  • COMMUNITY ON MISSION – serving one another, spurring one another on to love and good deeds – AND welcoming others as we seek to take the gospel to our community.
  • RENEWAL – seeking Gospel renewal and change.
  • PRAYER – humbly dependent on God.
  • SPIRITUAL MATURITY – seeking a deep and spirit-filled understanding of who God is from the Bible.

Where we are

Clarence South Anglican is situated on the Eastern shore of the Derwent River, taking up the southern reaches of the City of Clarence in Hobart, Tasmania.

Geographically the Parish encompasses everything south of Pass Road and the Eastern outlet to the South Arm peninsula, with the main parish centre at St Thomas’, Howrah (11 kilometres or 15 minute drive from Hobart).


About the Parish

There’s a great opportunity in the Parish due to the rapid growth and expansion in population, with many families moving into the area looking for a church that is Christ-centred, welcoming, and provides ministry to families and workers. A significant housing development of up to 2500 new homes  in the neighbouring suburb of Tranmere/Droughty Point is taking place in stages over the next 30 years.

There are two Sunday services. At traditional service at 8:30am of around 30-40 adults approximately 50 years and over attend this Holy Communion service, based on A Prayer Book for Australia with lively traditional hymns. Many members are actively involved in the life of the Parish beyond Sunday and in recent years there has been a growth in regular committed attendance at this service. The Renew congregation at 10:30am is a congregational plant within Clarence South Anglican, formed out of the previous 10:30am contemporary service and the 2pm Chinese congregation. Translation in Mandarin and Cantonese is currently offered. Kids’ Church is held concurrently with the service with a children’s song as part of the main service before the children head out. Currently, we have around 30 members.

Read our parish profile.

About You

The following priorities were identified during the consultation process:

  • Preaching and teaching the Bible as central.
  • Enabling active ministry to young people and families.
  • Inspiring and leading the church to have a clear focus and vision to make disciples of Jesus.
  • Enabling the church to make disciples through: Engaging with people of little or no faith.
  • Has a lively and growing personal relationship with Jesus.

In addition, the consultation process identified that the following qualities would be desirable in our new rector:

  • A skilled leader of change, including clear communication
  • Enabling the church to make disciples through: Evangelism.
  • Enabling the church to make disciples through: Establishing new Christians in the faith.
  • Enable people to use their natural and spiritual gifts.
  • Have a good understanding and willingness to comply with ordinances and governance structures.
  • Maturity
  • Desire to focus on pastoral ministry.
  • Cultural intelligence and sensitivity.

The following aspects that were considered needing to be addressed that we hope and pray our new Rector will lead us into included the following:

  • Inspiring and leading the church to have a clear focus and vision to make disciples of Jesus.
  • Enabling the church to make disciples through: Equipping Christians to make disciples.
  • Enabling active ministry to young people and families.

We support women in ministry and leadership.

About the Diocese

Bishop Richard Condie, the current Bishop, wants making disciples of Jesus to be at the core of everything we do. He also highly values training and support for church leaders – this includes each ministry leader in the Diocese having a Professional Supervisor, being in a cohort with others at the same life/ministry stage, and money and time given from the parish for professional development each year.

The current group of clergy/ministry leaders (about 80 in total) meet together twice a year and are highly supportive of each other in gospel partnership.

Find out more at the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania website.


  • Information about stipends and allowances in the Diocese is found here
  • Housing or a housing allowance will be provided
  • Appointment will be subject to fulfilling Safe Church Communities requirements, including a Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Card and completion of a satisfactory Safe Ministry Screening Check.

How to express interest

Please send applications including a resume, a response to the parish profile, and 2-3 referees to

For further information, please contact Mr James Oakley, Diocesan Registrar, by email at or by phone on (03) 6220 2019.