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 the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Napier.

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

The most recently departed Bishop of Waiapu was David Rice, who was Bishop of Waiapu from 2008-2014, and who departed to become Bishop of San Joaquin in California. Andrew Hedge is the current bishop, having been installed on St Luke's Day, 18 October 2014.

Bishops[edit]

Archdeaconries[edit]

In 1866, there were two archdeaconries: A. N. Brown was Archdeacon of Tauranga and Leonard Williams of Waiapu.[8]

Archdeacon of Waipau[9]
Archdeacon of Tauranga[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. "About". Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  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.
  6. ^ http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/news/tikanga_pakeha/george
  7. ^ http://justus.anglican.org/resources/misc/angcommuniondirectory.html
  8. ^ The Clergy List for 1866 (London: George Cox, 1866) p. 468
  9. ^ a b Jacobs, Henry. "Diocese of Waiapu" (Part IV, Chapter V) in Colonial Church Histories: New Zealand (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1887) (Accessed at Project Canterbury, 25 June 2019)

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