The Wellington Institute of Theology was established by the Anglican Diocese of Wellington to explore contemporary theological and ethical issues, with particular reference to the context of mission and ministry in Aotearoa / New Zealand and to enable all interested persons to study Biblical and historical expressions of the Christian faith. Its library is located in the Anglican Centre. WIT provides theological workshops, regular theological symposia (both in Wellington and in other centres) and maintains a small but high quality theological library.
Telephone: 04 472 1057
WIT Librarian: Reverend John McCaul
John is known to many in the diocese through his past roles as Chaplain at Wellington Hospital, Bishop's Chaplain and Clerical Secretary at Synod. He is also an Examining Chaplain and Priest Associate at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. 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 Anglican Historical Society, and the Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand.
John is also the Diocesan Archivist and can be contacted by Parishes or individuals for any enquiries regarding archives.
Telephone: 04 471 8599
John does not have a regular set time that he is available in the WIT Library due to his commitments at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. However, you may contact him to arrange a time to meet. All emails and telephone messages are cleared on a regular basis.
Subscriptions to the WIT Library
A reminder that the WIT Library is a subscription library – in order words, for payment of an annual subscription, members may borrow books from the library (as many books as they like, but please remember to return them!). The subscription year runs from Synod to Synod, so if you have not yet paid your membership subscription for the current period, please hurry it along. New members are always welcome!
Cheques made out to: Wellington Institute of Theology
WIT Library Accessions Policy
Internet banking: 01 0535 0058268 00 'Wellington Institute of Theology'
Post to: WIT Library, P O Box 12046, Wellington 6144
Wondering what books the Library holds?
What books it will accept?
This is a reminder that the Library's main subject focus is theology, church history, Biblical studies, practical theology (pastoral, liturgy, missiology, homiletics, Christian education and ethics), spirituality, ecumenism, Anglican studies, other world religions and philosophy of religion.
Priority shall be given to:
1. Titles in the areas of the Library's main subject focus:
(a) and that are published since 1990 (titles published 1970 to 1990 will be accepted if they are still 'current' – i.e., if the book has been reprinted since 1990, demonstrating continuing usefulness)
(b) or are 'classics' – works of major theologians, individual classics, standard texts still useful, or dictionaries
(c) and are at an academic level of diploma and first degree
2. Titles with New Zealand authorship or interest
3. Books on the reading list for EIDTS, Otago Theology/Ministry, St John's College Anglican Studies or EFM courses