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 (ea@wtanglican.nz)
  • Helen Martin, reception, transactions officer. (receptionist@wtanglican.nz)

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

  • Christen Reed, Bishop's Personal Assistant (bishopspa@wtanglican.nz)
  • The Ven Stephen Black, the Diocesan Director of Mission, Education and Vocations (stephen@wtanglican.nz)
  • The Rev Paul Weeding, Vocations Officer (paulweeding@xtra.co.nz)
  • Melanie Black, Seasons for Growth Coordinator (Hamilton) (hamilton@seasonsfg.org.nz)

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.