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Senior Minister (Rector)

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Location: Launceston, TAS
Date advertised: 2nd May 2023
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: 16 June 2023

About Launceston and surrounds

Located in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Launceston is the second largest urban area in Tasmania, with about 70,000 people calling it home. The city is home to the famous Cataract Gorge, and in 2021 Launceston made international headlines after being named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy for the large number of establishments offering high quality paddock to plate dining.

The Tamar Valley is home to dozens of vineyards, distilleries, berry farms, beaches and plenty of bushwalking opportunities. Cradle Mountain is two hours to the West, Hobart two hours to the South, and the pristine East Coast beaches are two hours to the East.

About the Parish

The Parish stretches from Windermere (20 minutes north of Launceston) to Evandale (20 minutes south of Launceston) and includes churches in both locations, plus the large Holy Trinity church in the Launceston CBD and the small St James Church in Franklin Village, on the fringe of Launceston. Evandale has seen significant growth since moving their service to Sunday afternoons.

In addition to weekly services at each site (fortnightly at Windermere), there is a small children’s ministry at Holy Trinity Launceston, Bible study groups, pastoral visits to retirement villages and regular outreach courses. Windermere and Evandale are largely middle-aged and ageing congregations, but with the possibilities of significant new housing developments in or near both suburbs in the near future, there is the opportunity to explore how the church might reach out to these satellite suburbs of Launceston.

The staff team currently consists of one full time Senior Associate Priest, an Honorary Associate Priest and several retired clergy. There is a part time Parish Secretary, a part time Accounts Assistant and an Organist.

Read our parish profile.

About You

You are comfortable ministering well in a church with classic Anglican services, and understand the importance of ministry to all generations in our church. You are also able to generate ideas and energy to lead the church in reaching the community with the gospel and grow their outreach to families and young people in the community.

Essential Criteria:

  • 3 or 4 year degree from a theological college
  • Ordained in the Anglican Church (or willing to be)
  • Able to preach and teach from the Bible
  • Able to lead people in making disciples of Jesus
  • Experience leading staff and volunteers in a church context
  • Work with others to build outreach to children, families and young people
  • Experience revitalising ministries
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Able to work with technology

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working in a multi-site church

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.

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.

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