Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa
|This article does not cite any sources. (March 2007) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa is home to Māori Anglicans across Aotearoa (New Zealand), and one of the three Tikanga (cultural streams) of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The first Māori Bishop was appointed in 1928, and the Pīhopatanga itself was established by General Synod as an autonomous body in 1978. According to the 2001 census there are approximately 75,000 Māori Anglicans in Aotearoa which makes it the largest Māori denomination. The Church is headed by the Most Reverend William Brown Turei, the 5th person to hold the office of Te Pīhopa o Aotearoa.
Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa is made up of five hui amorangi or regional bishoprics:
- Manawa O Te Wheke (central North Island)
- Tairāwhiti (East Coast Region)
- Tai Tokerau (Northern Region)
- Upoko O Te Ika (Wellington/Taranaki)
- Waipounamu (South Island)
Te Whakahuihui Vercoe
1981 - 2005
|The Most Reverend William Brown Turei
Te Pihopa o Aotearoa.
|This article related to the Māori people of New Zealand is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an Anglican diocese is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|