Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Diocese of Christchurch

Present Bishop

2008 – The Right Reverend Victoria Matthews, BA, MDiv, ThM

PO Box 4438 Christchurch 8140

Tel: 03 348 6960, Fax: 03 348 2373,



Jurisd ‑ Centre portions S Island of NZ; Area, 56,045 sq miles Census Pop: 545,188 (2013); Ch Pop: 14,215 (2016); Description of Arms: Azure on a Cross Argent the letters ix Gules in the first quarter three estoiles of eight points one and two Or.

Former Bishops

1856 ‑ HJC Harper, 1890
1890 ‑ C Julius, 1925
1926 ‑ C W West‑Watson, 1951
1951 ‑ A K Warren, 1966
1966 ‑ W A Pyatt, 1983
1984 ‑ M J Goodall, 1990
1990 - D J Coles, 2008

Vicar General

The Venerable Canon Helen Roud, MHealSc, BTheol

Deputy Vicar General


Diocesan Chancellor

Mr Jeremy Johnson, BA, LLBC (Hons), LLM

Bishop's Chaplain

The Venerable Canon Helen Roud, MHealSc, BTheol

Christ Church Cathedral

PO Box 855, Christchurch 8140


The Very Reverend Lawrence Kimberley BCom, ACA, BTh, Dip Lit Stud

Diocesan Manager

Mr Edwin Boyce

Tel: 03 348 6957

Personal Assistant to Bishop

Mrs Veronica Cross
Tel: 03 348 6701

Diocesan Administration Assistant

Mr Scott Walters

Tel: 03 348 7202

Diocesan Office

Level 1-10 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch 8052

Tel: 03 348 6960

Email: Website:


The Venerable Canon Susan Baldwin, (Westland/Chatham Islands)

The Venerable M Barlow, BTh (Irakehu/Chaplains)

The Venerable Dr P R Carrell, BSc (Hons), BD, PhD (Mid-Canterbury & South Canterbury)

The Venerable L J Lightfoot, SA Bible Coll (Christchurch)

The Venerable John Major, (North Canterbury)

The Venerable Nick Mountford, (Selwyn-Tawera)

The Venerable A S Russell-Brighty, BA (Hons), LTh (Pegasus) - acting

Archdeacons Emeritus

The Venerable Malcolm May

The Venerable Peter Axcell, LTh

Diocesan Youth Ministry Developer

Mrs Sammy Mould

Director of Education / Director of Theology House

The Reverend Dr Peter R Carrell, BSc (Hons), BD, PhD

Social Justice Enabler

The Reverend Jolyon White

Tel: 03 341 3369

Young Adults Ministry Advisor

The Reverend Joshua Moore, BMin

Examining Chaplains

The Venerable Dr Peter R Carrell, BSc (Hons), BD, PhD

The Reverend Joshua S Moore, BMin

Mrs Sara Moore

The Reverend Canon Ian H Smith, BTh

The Venerable John G Sheaf, BSc, LTh

The Reverend Michael P Baker

Clerical Canons

The Venerable Canon Susan J Baldwin

The Venerable Reverend Canon Helen Roud

The Reverend Canon Ben Truman

Lay Canons

Mrs Rosemary Allison

Mr Stuart Batty

Mr Tony Hughes-Johnson

Residentiary Canons

The Reverend Canon Rosalie J Hoddinott

The Reverend Canon Dr Ken N Booth

Canons Emeritus

The Reverend Canon Bruce A W Beckett

The Reverend Canon Roger B Couper

Mr Edward D Harrall

The Reverend Canon Crauford Murray

Mr Noel Woods

Honorary Canons

The Reverend Canon David Morrell

The Reverend Canon Richard A Roberton

AAW Chaplain

The Reverend Stephanie Robson

Bishopspark Chaplain

The Reverend Jan Brodie

Hospital Chaplains

The Reverend Hilary Barlow

The Reverend Alexa Evenden

The Reverend Alan Cummins

The Reverend Christopher Heath 

Police Chaplains

The Reverend Mark Barlow

Military Chaplains (within Diocese)

The Reverend Zane Elliott

University Chaplains

The Reverend Joshua Moore BMin - University of Canterbury

Dr Mary Allen - Lincoln University

23 Yaldhurst Rd, Christchurch, Christchurch
PHONE: 03 348 6960

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