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Office of the
Bishop of Waikato

104 Morrinsville Road
Charlotte Brown House
Te Ara Hou Village
P O Box 21, Hamilton

Phone: 0064 7 857-0020
Fax: 0064 7 856-9975

Office of the
Bishop of Taranaki

566 Mangorei Road
R D 1, New Plymouth

Phone: 0064 6 759-1178
Fax: 0064 6 759-1180

Meet the Bishops


The Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley is the Bishop of Waikato.  She was ordained priest in 2005 in the Diocese of Oxford, UK, and served her curacy in a rural team of fifteen parishes.  In 2008, she was appointed Tutor in New Testament Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon, and was involved in the training and formation of ordinands and teaching in the University of Oxford.

During this time, she was appointed to the steering group for theological education in the Anglican Communion.  Bishop Helen-Ann has a commitment to education and discipleship training for all ages, with a special focus on schools and young adults.

 In early 2012, Bishop Helen-Ann was appointed Dean of Tikanga Pakeha at the College of St John the Evangelist in Auckland.

Bishop Helen-Ann became the 7th Bishop of Waikato on February 22nd, 2014.  From time to time the Bishop's sermons are posted on the resources page.


Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter website.

The Most Reverend Philip Richardson is the Bishop of Taranaki and Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses. He was ordained priest in 1982 and undertook pastoral ministry in Auckland City, Whangarei and Dunedin, following which he was Head of Selwyn College at Otago University and was involved in post graduate study and teaching at that University. It was there that he further developed his interest in Ethics and was part of the teaching team for this discipline.

Since being appointed Bishop of Taranaki in 1999, he has had regular involvement in the nursing course at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).

The Most Reverend Philip Richardson was appointed Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses from 1 May 2013. 

To see the website of Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, please click here 



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