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 Wellington

Present Bishop

The Right Reverend Justin C H Duckworth, BSc, BA (Hons), MPhil, BDiv

PO Box 12046, Wellington 6144, Tel: 04 472 1057, Mob: 027 496 9324

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Assistant Bishop

2017 – The Right Reverend Dr Eleanor R Sanderson, PhD, MDS, BSc (1st Cl Hons), MTh  

 PO Box 12046, Wellington 6144, Tel: 04 472 1057, Mob: 027 562 5765

Jurisd. - Substantially the whole of the Provincial District of Wellington and the Wairarapa containing approximately 24,486 sq. km; Census Pop: 693,816 (2013); Ch Pop: 81,009 (2013). Description of Arms; Argent, a quarter Azure, thereon three mullets one and two of the first, over all a cross throughout gules.

Former Bishops

1858 - C J Abraham, 1870

1870 - O Hadfield, 1893

1895 - F Wallis, 1911

1911 - T H Sprott, 1936

1936 - H St B Holland, 1946

1947 - R H Owen, 1960

1960 - H W Baines, 1972

1973 - E K Norman, 1986

1986 - B N Davis, 1997

1997 - T J Brown, 2012

Vicar General

The Venerable J A Rokotakala, DipPhysio, BSc, BTh, MTh


Mr Anthony Hill, LLB, BCom (Cant), LLM (UVa), Barrister-at-Law 

Deputy Chancellor

The Venerable Canon Suzanne Fordyce, LLB, BTh, Barrister-at-Law 

Cathedral Church of St Paul

The Very Reverend David Rowe 

Dean Emeritus

The Very Reverend Michael Brown, CNZM, OStJ, ED, BCom, MBA, FCA, LTh 

The Very Reverend R F Mills, LTh 

Diocesan Manager & Registrar

Mr Ben Pringle 

The Anglican Centre

18 Eccleston Hill, Wellington 6011, PO Box 12046, Wellington 6144  

Tel: 04 472 1057, Email: 

Diocesan Staff

The Reverend Rebecca Apperley 

Ms Madeleine Baughen 

Mr Andrew Black 

Mrs Fiona Black  

Mrs Ella Brown 

Mr Duncan Brown 

Mr Tama Bucknell 

The Reverend Deacon Paul Carey 

Mr Chris Casey 

Mr Mark Chan 

Mr Matt Crawshaw 

Mrs Kate Day 

Mrs Sisi Fountain 

Mrs Daile Long 

The Reverend Dr Joe McGarry 

Ms Natalie Moreno 

Ms Rose Morris 

Mrs Cindy Newport 

Mrs Persis Pacifique 

Ms Colette Stevens 


The Venerable N P Dixon, BA, DipTchg, Dip CS (Church Growth, Health and Planting) 

The Venerable Canon S M Fordyce (Sue), LLB, BTh (Governance) 

The Venerable S Reeve, BA (Hons), DipYouthWrk (Church Planting and Spiral Network) 

The Venerable M C Robinson, BDiv, BA, APR, DipJourn, GradDipTchg  

(Church Growth and Postordination Training)  

The Venerable J A Rokotakala, DipPhty, BSc, BTh, MTh 

Very Reverend David Brian Rowe (Church Growth and Health) 

Mrs G R Thomson, BOT (Mission and Ministry-Lay) 

The Venerable P Watson, BA (Hons), Int Bus, BA Pastoral Theology  

(Intergenerational Ministry and Discipleship) 

Archdeacons Emeritus

The Venerable J Anderson, BA, LTh  

The Venerable M J Black, BA, LTh, BTh  

The Venerable E Body, BTh, (Melb) 

The Venerable H M Croft, Dip D Nurs, LTh  

The Venerable B M Faull  

The Venerable J F Hardie, DipTchg, LTh, BA (Religious Studies)  

The Venerable R J McLay, BA, LTh, DipLit and Arch   

The Venerable K I McLellan, LTh  

The Venerable R J Muller, LTh, DMin  

The Venerable P J Muxlow, LTh  

The Venerable M R Smart, LTh (Hons), CPE  

The Venerable R M Wendelborn, MRE, DipTh, DipTchg  

The Venerable J G Wilson, MB, ChB, BMedSci, BD

Diocesan Canons

The Reverend Canon S M Fordyce, LLB, BTh, Barrister-at-Law

The Reverend Canon K Maclean, DipTh, MNZHCA, ANZACPE, PgCertHSc

Canon Precentor

The Reverend Canon K A Lawrence, BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry & Mission, Cert Ed in Further Education

Lay Canons

Mr J Green  

Mr A M Hill, LLB, BCom (Cant), LLM (UVa), Barrister-at-Law  

Mr D Moore  

Mr J Rowan, QC 

Lay Canons in Residence

Mrs Judith Pinny 

Mr James Marriott 

Canons Emeritus

The Reverend Canon P Dyer, BA, LTh, STh  

The Reverend Canon P A Mildenhall, LTh  

The Reverend Canon R A Simpson JP, LTh  

The Reverend Canon P A Stuart, MA (NZ), MA (Oxon)  

The Reverend Canon C G Wright, GBCDip 

Lay Canons Emeritus

Mr P H S Cox

Mrs B M Gimson

Mrs J Keith

Mr R Prothero

Mrs B Shore-Bennett, MBE, FMGP

Mrs E M Smaal 

Director of Ordinands

The Reverend J A Hughes, BSc (Hons), DipTh

Hospital Chaplains

Kenepuru and Porirua Hospitals

The Reverend Canon K Maclean, DipTh, MNZHCA, ANZACPE, PgCertHSc 

Palmerston North Hospital


Wairarapa Hospitals

The Reverend E B L Snowsill, BEd, DipChrisEd, FTCL (Speech and Drama) 

Wanganui Hospitals

The Reverend A Habib, BSc, MAppMaths, BEd

Wellington Hospitals

The Reverend Dr Ron Atkins, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) MRSNZ 

The Reverend M K Minson, BTh 


Chilton Saint James School, 124 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt 5040

 Tel: 04 566 4089, Fax: 04 569 5223

Ms K Lloyd-Parker – Principal 

Vacant – Chaplain 

Hadlow Preparatory School for Boys and Girls, 68 High Street, Masterton 5810,

 Tel: 06 370 0008, Fax: 06 378 4222

Mr A Osmond – Principal 

Mr M Marara – Chaplain 

Huntley Preparatory School, Wanganui Road, Marton 4710

Tel: 06 327 8049, Fax: 06 327 8047

Mr S Edwards, DipTchg – Principal

The Reverend A Stewart, BSc, GradDipTchg, FTCL – Chaplain

Hutt International Boys’ School, Granville Street, Silverstream 5019

Tel: 04 528 6227

Mr M Hutchins, BSc, DipTchg – Principal

Mrs S Dalgety, DipTchg – Chaplain

Nga Tawa Diocesan School, Calico Line, Marton 4710

Tel: 06 327 6429

Ms L Carter – Principal

The Reverend K Duxfield, BEd – Chaplain

Rathkeale College, Willow Park Drive, RD11, Masterton 5871

 Tel: 06 370 0175

Mr M O’Grady – Principal 

The Reverend B Arcus – Chaplain  

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Marsden Ave, Karori, Wellington 6147

Tel: 04 476 8707

Ms Narelle Umbers – Principal 

Mrs S King, BA, DipTchg – Chaplain 

St Mark's Church School, 11 Dufferin Street, Wellington 6021   

Tel: 04 385 9489, Fax: 04 385 1528 

Mr K Favel, MEdMgt, BA, BEd, DipTchg – Principal 

The Reverend L K Wilkinson, BTh (Hons), BSocSci (Hons), MA (Hons) – Chaplain 

St Matthew's Collegiate School, 33 Pownall Street, Masterton 5810  

Tel: 06 370 1730

Ms K Gill, BA, DipTchg – Principal 

The Reverend L S Mouat, BTchg, DipTh, MCouns, PG Cert – Chaplain 

Wanganui Collegiate School and Wanganui Collegiate Preparatory School: St George’s, 

84 Ingestre Street, Wanganui 4500

Tel: 06 349 0210

Mr W Brown – Headmaster Wanganui Collegiate School

Mrs Julie Gifkins – Headmaster Wanganui Collegiate Preparatory School – St George’s

Mrs S Paton – Chaplain 

Wellesley College, Days Bay, Lower Hutt 5013, Tel: 04 562 8030, Fax: 04 562 7280

Mr B Pitman, DipTchg – Principal

Ms L Bloomfield – Chaplain

18 Eccleston Hill, Wellington 6001
PHONE: 04 472 1057

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