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

Primates

CURRENT PRIMATES/ ARCHBISHOPS

The Most Rev'd W B Turei 2006 –

The Most Rev'd W Halapua 2010 -

The Most Rev'd P Richardson 2013 -

PREVIOUS PRIMATES/ ARCHBISHOPS

The Branch of the United Church of England and Ireland in New Zealand 1841-74

The Church of the Province of New Zealand (commonly known as the Church of England) 1874-1968

The Church of the Province of New Zealand (commonly known as the Anglican Church) 1968-92

1841-69

Bishop of New Zealand and Metropolitan (Right Reverend)

1841-69 George Augustus Selwyn

1869-1922

Primate (Right Reverend)

1869-90 Henry John Chitty Harper (Christchurch)

1890-93 Octavius Hadfield (Wellington)

1893-1902 William Garden Cowie (Auckland)

1902-19 Samuel Tarratt Nevill (Dunedin)

1920-22 Churchill Julius (Christchurch)

1922-92

Primate and Archbishop of New Zealand (Most Reverend)

1922-25 Churchill Julius (Christchurch)

1925-40 Alfred Walter Averill (Auckland)

1940-52 Campbell West-Watson (Christchurch)

1952-60 Reginald Herbert Owen (Wellington)

1961-71 Norman Alfred Lesser (Waiapu)

1972-80 Allen Howard Johnston (Waikato)

1980-85 Paul Alfred Reeves (Auckland)

1986-92 Brian Newton Davis (Waikato, Wellington)

The 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

1992-97

Primate and Archbishop (Most Reverend)

1992-97 Brian Newton Davis (Wellington)

1998-2004

Primate and Presiding Bishop (Right Reverend)

John Campell Paterson (Auckland)

Co-Presiding Bishops:

Tikanga Maori (Right Reverend)

Whakahuihui Vercoe (Aotearoa)

Tikanga Pasefika (Right Reverend)

Jabez Leslie Bryce (Polynesia)

Tikanga Pakeha (Convening Bishop) (Right Reverend)

George Howard Douglas Connor (Bay of Plenty)

2004-06

Primate and Archbishop (Most Reverend)

Whakahuihui Vercoe

Co-Presiding Bishops:

Tikanga Pasefika (Right Reverend)

Jabez Leslie Bryce (Polynesia)

Tikanga Pakeha (Right Reverend)

George Howard Douglas Connor (Bay of Plenty, Dunedin)

2006-08

Shared Primacy (interim arrangement)

Primate

Archbishop: Tikanga Maori (Most Reverend)

William Brown Turei (Aotearoa)

Archbishop and Co-Presiding Bishops (Most Reverend):

Tikanga Polynesia

Jabez Leslie Bryce (Polynesia)

Tikanga Pakeha

David John Moxon (Waikato)

2008-

Shared Primacy

Primate and Archbishop (Most Reverend)

Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa

2008- William Brown Turei (Aotearoa)

Diocese of Polynesia

2008-10 Jabez Leslie Bryce (Polynesia)

2010- Winston Halapua (Polynesia)

New Zealand Dioceses

2008-2013 David John Moxon (Waikato)

20013- Philip Richardson (Taranaki)

200 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank, Auckland
PHONE: 64 9 5214439
CONTACT: Rev'd Michael Hughes - General Secretary to the Primates

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