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 Nelson (click here for details)

Present Bishop Elect

March 2019 - The Reverend Stephen Maina Mwangi

PO Box 100, Nelson 7040

Telephone: Office 03 548 3124, Fax: 03 548 2125, Mob: 021 968 796



Jurisd ‑ N portion of the South Is of NZ and adjacent Is; Area, 36,231 sq miles; Census Pop: 165,432 (2013); Ch Pop: 22,695 (2013); Inc of See 1000 1 Description of Arms (Woodward) Or, a cross‑Calvary azure, on a canton the arms of Auckland.

Former Bishops

1858 ‑ E Hobhouse, 1864

1866 ‑ A B Suter, 1891

1892 ‑ C O Mules, 1912

1912 ‑ W C Sadlier, 1934

1934 ‑ W C Hilliard, 1940

1940 ‑ P W Stephenson, 1954

1954 ‑ F O Hulme‑Moir, 1965

1965 ‑ P E Sutton, 1990

1990 - D L Eaton, 2006

2007 - V R Ellena, 2018

 Vicar General

The Reverend D Hollingsworth Dip.Tech, Dip.Ed, B.Ed, MPhil(Hons)

Chancellor of the Diocese

Mr J M Fitchett, LLB

Diocesan Executive Secretary and Registrar

Mrs A.A.Fraser, LLB, LLM (Hons)


The Anglican Centre

PO Box 100, Nelson, 7040, 48 Halifax Street, Nelson 7010

Tel: 03 548 3124, Fax: 03 548 2125




The Venerable Timothy F Mora, MTh (Hons 1st class), NZCE

Archdeacons Emeritus

The Venerable M C Welch Dip. CRS

The Venerable R E Barrett BSc (Hons) LTh (Hons)

The Venerable Robin P Kingston, BSc, LTh (Hons)

Regional Deans

The Reverend Capt Richard Dyer, ThA, Dip Ed - Marlborough

The Reverend D Griffin B.Min - Mawhera

The Reverend M Hawke BA, Dip Tchg, LTh - Nelson

The Reverend P Lyes, BCom, CA, BDiv - (Waimea)


The Reverend Canon D G Moynan, DipTheol

The Reverend Canon Dr G J O'Brien, PhD, MSc, BSc, BTh, MTh (Dist)

Lay Canons

Mr R Smith

Mrs J A Smith

Canons Emeritus

The Reverend Canon D A Braddock

The Reverend Canon B B Harford

The Reverend Canon D G Gribble

The Reverend Canon J V Neal

Lay Canons Emeritus

Mr J D Burrough

Miss J E McHardy

Mr R A Vining

Examining Chaplains

Mrs Mary Ellen O'Reilly

Mr David Allpress

Mr M Ham

Mrs S Ham

The Reverend D M Harrison, BMin

Mrs P Harrison

Mrs N Mora

The Venerable T F Mora, MTh (1st Cl Hons), NZCE

Hospital Chaplains

the Reverend H Lups BA, DipBS (Nelson Hospital)

The Reverend C Donaldson BA, DipTheol (Wairau Hospital)

Bishopdale Theological College, "Bishop Eaton House"

30 Vanguard Street, Nelson 7010, PO Box 347, Nelson 7040

Tel: 03 548 8785, Fax: 03 548 2125

Email: Website:

The Reverend Dr Andrew R Burgess, BSc, BTh, MTh, DPhil - Dean

The Reverend Dr Sue M Patterson, BA, BD (Dist), PhD - Dean of Courses & Senior Lecturer

Dr Kate Tyler, BTheol, PhD - College Director

The Reverend Canon Dr Graham J O'Brien, BSc, MSc, BTh, MTh (Dist), PhD - Coordinator of Diocesan Ministry Education


48 Halifax Street, Nelson
PHONE: 03 548 3124

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