Diocese of Wellington

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

The incumbent Bishop of Wellington is the Rt Rev'd Dr Thomas Brown, who is to retire in February 2012.

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 the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. The first parish church for the early settlers was behind where the Beehive stands today.

References

  1. ^ Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. "About". http://www.anglican.org.nz/About. Retrieved 08/09/11. 

External links

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


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