Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

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Arms of the Diocese of Christchurch.

Coverage[edit]

The Diocese of Christchurch is one of the thirteen dioceses and hui amorangi of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.[1] The Diocese covers the area between the Conway River and the Waitaki River in the South Island of New Zealand.[2]

History[edit]

The Diocese of Christchurch was established in 1856 by the subdivision of the Diocese of New Zealand.[3] Bishop Harper, who arrived in Lyttelton on the Egmont on 23 December 1856, was the first bishop.[4] The seat of the Bishop of Christchurch is at ChristChurch Cathedral in Christchurch.[5]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Christchurch
From Until Incumbent Notes
1856 1890 Henry Harper Also Primate of New Zealand since 1867; retired.
1890 1925 Churchill Julius Previously Archdeacon of Ballarat; also Primate from 1902 and Archbishop of New Zealand from 1922; retired.
1926 1951 Campbell West-Watson Translated from Barrow-in-Furness; also Archbishop of New Zealand from 1940; retired.
1951 1966 Alwyn Warren Previously Dean of Christchurch; retired.
1966 1983 Allan Pyatt Previously Dean of Christchurch; retired.
1984 1990 Maurice Goodall Previously Dean of Christchurch; retired.
1990 2008 David Coles Previously Dean of Christchurch; retired.
2008 present Victoria Matthews Translated from Edmonton.[6]
Source(s): [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. "About". Retrieved 08/09/11.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Boundaries". Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "History". Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Brown, Colin. "Harper, Henry John Chitty 1804?–1893". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cathedral Church of Christ (Anglican)". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Our Bishop". Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Diocese of Christchurch". Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°31′55″S 172°38′18″E / 43.531897°S 172.638426°E / -43.531897; 172.638426