Diocesan Office

This Diocese holds a unique place in the Anglican Communion, having two Bishoprics.  This uniqueness provides for a remarkable Diocesan Office that is located in both regional cities. The Senior Executive Manager of the Diocese is Mr Simon Cayley.

Hamilton

Charlotte Brown House is on the Te Ara Hou Christian Social Services Village site on the outskirts of Hamilton City.  There is a small administration team based here including:

  • Jill Schumacher, the Executive Administrator
  • Helen Martin, reception, transactions officer. 

In addition, a number of Bishopric and Diocesan staff have offices here:

  • Christen Reed, Bishop's Personal Assistant
  • The Ven Stephen Black, the Diocesan Director of Mission, Education and Vocations
  • Melanie Black, Seasons for Growth Coordinator (Hamilton)

Te Ara Hou Village also accommodates Anglican Action.

New Plymouth

Tikituterangi House is a few minutes out of New Plymouth on the road to Inglewood.  The office accommodates Bishop Philip's Special Projects Officer, Belinda Holmes and the Archbishop's Assistant Natalie Kennaugh (both of whom are employed by the General Synod to support the Archbishop). The Bishop’s Action Foundation is co-located here.  Several of the BAF staff will be familiar to parishioners as BAF provides some admin and management support to Taranaki parishes through a contract for service.  In particular, many will know Ngaire Potter, who provides accounts support to numerous Diocesan parishes.

Wherever we are located, we are united in our desire to support the mission of God in the Diocese.  We welcome your thoughts and suggestions and look forward to speaking with you.

Bishop's Staff

Diocesan Bishop - ++Philip Richardson
Diocesan Bishop

++Philip Richardson

Diocesan Manager - Simon Cayley
Diocesan Manager

Simon Cayley

Waikato Dean - Venerable Wendy Scott
Waikato Dean

Venerable Wendy Scott

Vicar General - Very Reverend Trevor Harrison
Vicar General

Very Reverend Trevor Harrison

Archdeacon for Waitomo - Venerable Sue Burns
Archdeacon for Waitomo

Venerable Sue Burns

Regional Dean Waitotara - Chester Burrows
Regional Dean Waitotara

Chester Burrows

DIR of Mission, Ed. & Vocation - Venerable Stephen Black
DIR of Mission, Ed. & Vocation

Venerable Stephen Black

CO-ARCHDEACON FOR WAIKATO - Reverend Joel Rowse
CO-ARCHDEACON FOR WAIKATO

Reverend Joel Rowse

CO-ARCHDEACON FOR WAIKATO - Venerable Joyce Marcon
CO-ARCHDEACON FOR WAIKATO

Venerable Joyce Marcon

Archdeacon for Maungatautari - Venerable Malcom French
Archdeacon for Maungatautari

Venerable Malcom French

Taranaki Mission - Lance Pilbrow
Taranaki Mission

Lance Pilbrow