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Anglican Diocese of Wellington

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Anglican Diocese of Wellington

The Diocese of Wellington is one of the thirteen dioceses and hui amorangi of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The Diocese covers the area between the bottom of the North Island of New Zealand up to the area of Mount Ruapehu.

There are over 90 parishes and mission districts within the diocese of Wellington.

The Wellington Diocese is divided into seven Archdeaconries; Wanganui, Manawatu, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Belmont, Ohariu, and Wellington.

The diocese's first bishop, Charles Abraham, was consecrated in 1858. The seat of the Bishop of Wellington is at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

The Archbishop David Moxon announced on Sunday 29 April 2012 that the Reverend Justin Duckworth had been elected as the 11th Bishop of Wellington. Duckworth was installed as the 11th. Bishop of Wellington in the afternoon of 30 June 2012 in an enthronement service.

The diocese celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2008; the celebrations included pilgrimages throughout the diocese.

Old St Paul's, the second Church of St Paul in Wellington, which was the pro-cathedral church for the Anglican Diocese of Wellington from 1866 to 1964 is still consecrated, but is now owned by Heritage New Zealand (formerly the New Zealand Historic Places Trust). The first parish church for the early settlers was behind where the Beehive stands today.

Bishops of Wellington

  • 1858–1870 Charles Abraham (first Bishop of Wellington)(previously Archdeacon of Waitemata)
  • 1870–1893 Octavius Hadfield (previously Archdeacon of Kapiti)
  • 1895–1911 Frederic Wallis (afterwards Archdeacon of Wilts, 1911)
  • 1911–1936 Thomas Sprott
  • 1936–1946 St Barbe Holland (afterwards Dean of Norwich, UK)
  • 1947–1960 Reginald Owen
  • 1960–1972 Henry Baines (translated from Singapore)
  • 1973–1986 Edward Norman (previously Archdeacon of Wellington)
  • 1986–1997 Brian Davis (translated from Waikato)
  • 1998–2012 Tom Brown (previously Archdeacon of Belmont)
  • 2012–present Justin Duckworth
  • References

    Anglican Diocese of Wellington Wikipedia