Anglican Diocese of Wellington

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Arms of the Diocese of Wellington

The Diocese of Wellington 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 bottom of the North Island of New Zealand up to the area of Mount Ruapehu.

There are over 90 parishes and mission districts within the diocese of Wellington.

The Wellington Diocese is divided into seven Archdeaconries; Wanganui, Manawatu, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Belmont, Ohariu, and Wellington.

The diocese's first bishop, Charles Abraham, was consecrated in 1858. The seat of the Bishop of Wellington is at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

The Archbishop David Moxon announced on Sunday 29 April 2012 that the Reverend Justin Duckworth had been elected as the 11th Bishop of Wellington. Duckworth was installed as the 11th. Bishop of Wellington in the afternoon of 30 June 2012 in an enthronement service.

The diocese celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2008; the celebrations included pilgrimages throughout the diocese.

Old St Paul's, the second Church of St Paul in Wellington, which was the pro-cathedral church for the Anglican Diocese of Wellington from 1866 to 1964 is still consecrated, but is now owned by Heritage New Zealand (formerly the New Zealand Historic Places Trust). The first parish church for the early settlers was behind where the Beehive stands today.

Bishops of Wellington[edit]

Assistant Bishops of Wellington[edit]

  • EJ Rich
  • 1991-1998 Tom Brown
  • 2017-Present Eleanor Sanderson


  1. ^ Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. "About". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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Coordinates: 41°16′34″S 174°46′36″E / 41.2761°S 174.7766°E / -41.2761; 174.7766