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Anglican Centre Staff

There are different divisions within the Anglican Centre as follows:

Bishop's Office

Bishop:  Rt Rev Justin Duckworth

On Saturday 30 June 2012 the Right Reverend Justin Charles Hopkins Duckworth was ordained a Bishop of the Anglican Church in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.    


PA to the Bishop:  Mrs Alayne Ringrose
The Bishop's Personal Assistant maintains the Bishop's diary and manages the administration of the Bishop's office and ensures that all matters pertaining to that  Episcopal office are attended to in an efficient and timely way.

Telephone: (04) 471 8597

Bishop's Chaplain for Parish Health and Development: Mr Nigel Dixon

The Bishop's Chaplain for Parish Health and Development oversees the development of relational clusters to foster spiritual friendship, collaboration and effective mission in shared geographical areas. The Chaplain also oversees the new process of clergy reviews to encourage personal and ministerial development, and also the review of churches, via the cluster structure, to assist the development of healthy teams and churches.

Telephone: 027 527 0117

Diocesan Administration and Support Personnel

Bernard Faull

Administrator and Registrar:  Archdeacon Bernard Faull

The Diocesan Administrator and Registrar is responsible for the staffing and administration of the Anglican Centre, oversight of the Finance, Trust and Property Managers' portfolios, as well as being a Director of the Anglican Resource Centre. The Administrator is responsible for the Annual Synod as well as providing support and guidance to committees, parishes, clergy and ministry units in the Diocese.

Telephone: (04) 471 8583

Karen StewartPA to Administrator & Administrative Assistant:  Mrs Karen Stewart
The Administrative Assistant and Personal Assistant to the Administrator maintains and manages the front office/Reception at the Anglican Centre. This office provides secretarial support to the major committees of the Diocese, and prepares and publishes the information and reports that ensure the smooth and efficient running of Synod and the wider life of the Diocese.

Telephone: (04) 472-1057 

Payroll Officer: Mr Paul Carey
The Payroll Officer ensures the payroll of the Diocese is managed in a timely and efficient manner. As this is a part time role, all email queries will receive a reply stating when the Payroll Officer is next in the office.

Telephone: 04 472 1057

Finance Manager:  Mr Ian Frater B.Comm CA
The Finance Manager is responsible to the Diocesan Administrator for the administration of the finance department which is to maintain an accurate and up to date record of all financial transactions relating to the ongoing life and ministry of the diocese and its associated Trust Boards.  The finance Manager is also responsible for the payroll for all the clergy and other personnel in the diocese.

(04) 471 8592

Accounts Clerks:
The Accounts Clerks are responsible to the Finance Manager and have a vital role in maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions relating to the ongoing life and ministry of the diocese and its associated Trust Boards.

Ms Carol Baxter -  Telephone:  (04) 471 8591
Mrs Elena Goff -  Telephone: (04) 471 8594

Trust Manager:
  Mr. Gareth Bezett
The Trust Manager is responsible to the Diocesan Administrator and acts as Secretary to the Diocesan Board of Trustees, is a member of and secretary to the Investment sub committee of the Board and the Audit Committee and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Diocesan Board of Trustees and administering trust money available for investment.  The Trust Manager also handles enquiries on matters relating to any trust administered by the diocese

Telephone: (04) 471 8595

Diocesan Property Manager:
  Mr. Rob Moonlight
The Property Manager is responsible is responsible to the Diocesan Administrator for property and insurance matters throughout the Diocese.  He manages and supervises the maintenance, repair and insurance of Diocesan properties and his office not only provides timely advice to all parishes, in relation to building projects, but is also required to approve them before they are able to receive the appropriate Diocesan consent or faculty to proceed.

The Property Manager is also responsible for implementing the decisions of the Insurance Board.

Telephone:  (04) 471 8584


Diocesan Ministry Support Personnel

Archdeacon for Ministry Development:  Archdeacon Wendy Scott

The Archdeacon for Ministry Development is responsible for the training, and support of those in ordained and lay ministry in the Diocese. He is involved in the recruiting and selection process for those seeking to serve in the ordained ministry of the Church. This ministry has a wide brief and provides timely support, and guidance to lay and ordained at all levels of ministry.

Telephone: 04 472 1057


Archdeacon for Mission:  Archdeacon Stephen King

The position of Archdeacon for Mission is one of enabling, teaching and encouraging ministry units and people in the Diocese to be the best they can be as a missional Church, i.e. "To be and make disciples of Jesus Christ in authentic community for the good of the world".

The Archdeacon for Mission relates to the whole Diocese and assists parishes and ministry units explore and develop their ministry, objectives and goals as well as encouraging them to explore opportunities for fresh expressions of ministry that will relate and speak more effectively in and to the wider community.

Telephone:  (04) 471 8590


Archdeacon for Young People:  Archdeacon Gendy Thompson

The Archdeacon for Young People's role is to support, advocate and encourage the ministry and voice of the Young People in the Diocese of Wellington. Young people includes children, youth, young adults and their families. As Archdeacon, Gendy assists, advises and acts on behalf the Bishop of Wellington within the area of young people.

Gendy also leads the Diocesan Children and Family team, whose aim is to resource, impart knowledge, enable and empower those working with children, parents and families, ensuring the provision of a great and safe ministry.

Telephone:  (04) 471 8586


Children and Family Team Administrator: Ms. Natalie Moreno

The Diocesan Children and Family Team is passionate about making, growing and enabling disciples from birth onward, both within the family unit and beyond. We exist to resource and enable those ministering to children, parents and families on behalf of an Anglican Mission Unit in the Wellington Diocese. Natalie keeps things running smoothly, managing the library, website and databases and responding to general enquires.  She is in the office on Tuesdays.

Telephone: Natalie Moreno  (04) 471 8588


Diocesan Youth Coordinator:  Mr Chris Casey

Supporting youth has always been a top priority in the Diocese.  The Diocesan Youth Coordinator's ministry is to enable young people in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington to develop an environment where young people can develop a meaningful relationship with God and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.   To this end the YMO seeks to create, build and develop sustainable ministry to young people throughout the diocese.  One way this is done is by recruiting appropriate people as youth workers.  The YMO also provides appropriate support, leadership
development and training.

Telephone: Chris Casey (04) 471 8589 or 027 472 1057

Wellington Institute of Theology Library

WIT Librarian

New WIT Librarian Mar 2012

The Wellington Institute of Theology (WIT) Council has with pleasure appointed Reverend John McCaul as the new WIT Librarian.  

John has recently retired after 20 years as Chaplain at Hutt Hospital, and is also known to many in the Diocese through his roles as Bishop's Chaplain, Clerical Secretary of Synod and Examining Chaplain.  Prior to training for ordination John was a primary school teacher for some years – during which he ran a school library. He has a particular interest in New Zealand Church History and is a member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews, the Anglican Historical Society, and the Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand.

John's hours in the WIT Library in Wellington will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. 

Telephone:  (04) 472 1057   DDI  04  471 8599


No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!