Allen Johnston

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Allen Howard Johnston CMG[1] (2 September 1912 - 22 February 2002) was an Anglican bishop.[2]

Johnston was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He was educated at Seddon Memorial Technical College and St John's College, Auckland [3] before beginning his ordained ministry with a curacy at St Mark’s Remuera.[4] He then had incumbencies at Dargaville, Northern Wairoa and Otahuhu. In 1949 he became Archdeacon of Waimate, a position he held for four years before being appointed the Bishop of Dunedin. He was consecrated a bishop on 24 February 1953.[5] He was translated to be Bishop of Waikato in 1969 and was additionally elected Archbishop of New Zealand in 1972. He served as a member of the Royal Commission to Inquire into and Report upon the Circumstances of the Convictions of Arthur Allan Thomas for the Murders of David Harvey Crewe and Jeanette Lenore Crewe.[6]


  1. ^ London Gazette
  2. ^ "Obituary: Allen Howard Johnston". The New Zealand Herald. 23 February 2002. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Alfred Robertson Fitchett
Bishop of Dunedin
Succeeded by
Walter Wade Robinson
Preceded by
John Tristram Holland
Bishop of Waikato
Succeeded by
Brian Davis
Preceded by
Norman Alfred Lesser
Archbishop of New Zealand
Succeeded by
Paul Reeves