Anglican Diocese of Waiapu

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Arms of the Diocese of Waiapu

The Diocese of Waiapu 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 around the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, including Tauranga, Taupo, Gisborne, Hastings and Napier. It is named for the Waiapu River.

The diocese was established in 1858. The seat of the Bishop of Waiapu is at the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Napier.

The most recent Bishop of Waiapu was the Rt Rev'd David Rice. The Rev'd Andrew Hedge is Bishop-elect, to be installed on October 18, 2014.

Rt Rev'd William Williams was appointed the first Bishop of Waiapu.[2] His son and grandson also held the position: Rt Rev'd Leonard Williams,[3] [4] and the Rt Rev'd Herbert Williams.[5]

Bishops of the Diocese of Waiapu have included Alfred Walter Averill and Paul Reeves, see Category:Bishops of Waiapu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. "About". Retrieved 08/09/11. 
  2. ^ Pre 1839 foreigners in NZ
  3. ^ Porter, Francis (30 October 2012). "Williams, William Leonard". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ NTETC
  5. ^ Biggs, Bruce (30 October 2010). "Williams, Herbert William". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Waiapu Anglicans - official website of the Diocese of Waiapu
  • Diocese of Waiapu on the official website of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Coordinates: 39°29′40″S 176°54′59″E / 39.4944°S 176.9165°E / -39.4944; 176.9165