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.
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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 Bishop of Taranaki he has consistently advocated for a servant focussed commitment from each local Church to the communities in which they are set.
The Most Reverend Philip Richardson was appointed Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses from 1 May 2013. Archbishop Philip carries wide ranging responsibilities across our Church and represents us internationally.
At synod in 2014 the Bishops laid out their vision for the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki.
During the Eucharist for Synod 2015 at Holy Trinity Stratford, the Bishops presented the second instalment of this Diocesan vision.
The final part of the Bishops' three-fold charge was delivered at the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Hamilton on September 23, 2016.