Allan Pyatt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from William Allan Pyatt)
Jump to: navigation, search

William Allan Pyatt, CBE (known as Allan; also spelled Alan or Allen; 4 November 1916 – 24 November 1991), was Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia from 1966 to 1983.[1]

He was born on 4 November 1916[2] and educated at Christchurch Technical College and the University of Auckland.[3] He served with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force throughout the Second World War and was ordained in 1946.[4] After a curacy at St Luke's Church, Cannock he had incumbencies in Brooklyn, New Zealand, Hawera then Wellington. From 1962 until his ordination to the episcopate in 1966 he was Dean of Christchurch Cathedral.

In the 1985 New Year Honours, Pyatt was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[5] He died on 24 November 1991.


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Alwyn Keith Warren
Bishop of Christchurch
1966 – 1983
Succeeded by
Maurice John Goodall