Diocese of Nelson
The Diocese of Nelson is one of the thirteen dioceses and hui amorangi of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The Diocese covers the top part of the South Island of New Zealand, which is mostly the area north of a line drawn from Greymouth to Kaikoura.
On 5 February 2007, while in a wheelchair,  Richard Ellena was consecrated as the latest Bishop of Nelson.
Richard, who is 55, succeeds Derek Eaton. He was Bishop Derek Eaton’s Vicar General, or deputy, since 2002 – and he has pledged to continue to “hold high the flag of evangelical orthodoxy” during his term as the Diocese of Nelson’s 10th Bishop.
Dioceses in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia New Zealand Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa Tikanga Pasefika
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