John Bluck

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John William Bluck was the 14th Anglican Bishop of Waiapu[1] from 2002 to 2008.

Bluck was born in Napier[2] on 22 July 1943, educated at the University of Canterbury and ordained in 1971.[3] He began his ordained ministry at Holy Trinity, Gisborne[4] after which he was editor of The New Zealand Methodist. Later he was Director of Communications at the World Council of Churches then Professor of Pastoral Theology and Communication at Knox Theological Seminary. From 1990 to 2002 he was Dean of ChristChurch Cathedral when he was ordained to the episcopate. An author,[5] he resigned his See in 2008.


  1. ^ Anglican Diocese of Waiapu[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Anglican Taonga
  3. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ Amongst others he wrote Everyday Ecumenism, 1987; Christian Communication Reconsidered, 1989; Canberra Takeaways, 1991; Long, White and Cloudy, 1998; Waking Up in Strange Places, 1999; Killing Us Softly, 2001; The Giveaway God, 2001 > British Library web site accessed 21:38 GMT 12 January 2010.
Preceded by
Murray John Mills
Bishop of Waiapu
Succeeded by
David Rice