John Paterson (bishop of Auckland)

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John Campbell Paterson (born 4 January 1945) was the Anglican Bishop of Auckland from 1994 to 2010.[1]

Paterson was educated at King's College, Auckland and the University of Auckland[2] His qualifications are a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Auckland, a Licentiate in Theology from St John's College, Auckland and a Diploma of Public Speaking from the New Zealand Speech Board. He is married to Marion Paterson.[3]

Paterson began his ordained ministry with a curacy at Whangarei. He was then the vicar of Waimate from 1971 to 1976 where he also had chaplaincy and administrative posts before being ordained to the episcopate as the Bishop of Auckland in 1994. He was also the chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council until 2009. On his retirement he was presented with the Cross of St Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury.


  1. ^ Diocesan details
  2. ^ Who’s Who 2008 London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Anglican Communion Directory, March 2000
Religious titles
Preceded by
Bruce Carlyle Gilberd
Bishop of Auckland
Succeeded by
Ross Bay