Anglican Diocese of Auckland

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Arms of the Diocese of Auckland.
Flags of the Diocese of Auckland and the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland.

The Diocese of Auckland 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 stretching from North Cape down to the Waikato River, across the Hauraki Plains and including the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Diocese of New Zealand was established in 1841, and originally covered the entire country. In 1854, it was limited (as the Diocese of Auckland) to the Auckland region only.

The current bishop is Ross Graham Bay, who was enthroned as the 11th Bishop of Auckland at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Saturday, 17 April 2010.

The theological college is the College of St John the Evangelist.

List of bishops[edit]

From Until Incumbent Notes
1841 1867 George Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand Sole bishop in New Zealand until 1856; primate from 1856; translated to Lichfield.
Bishops of Auckland
1869 1902 William Cowie Also Primate from 1869; died in office.
1903 1910 Moore Neligan
1911 1913 Lloyd Crossley
1914 1940 Alfred Averill Translated from Waiapu; also Archbishop of New Zealand from 1925.
1940 1960 John Simkin
1960 1978 Eric Gowing
1979 1985 Paul Reeves Translated from Waiapu; also Archbishop of New Zealand from 1980; afterwards
Sir Paul Reeves, Governor-General of New Zealand.
1985 1994 Bruce Gilberd
1994 2010 John Paterson Also Archbishop of New Zealand from 1998.
2010 present Ross Bay

Assistant bishops[edit]

Jim White became Assistant Bishop of Auckland in October 2011.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. "About". Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ Anglican Diocese of Auckland — Bishops, Episcopal Team & Diocesan Staff (Accessed 27 February 2017)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°51′30″S 174°47′03″E / 36.858356°S 174.784034°E / -36.858356; 174.784034