Nelson is the seat of the Diocese and centres around sunny Nelson, with its tree-lined main streets and delightful Tahunanui Beach. Nelson's Christ Church Cathedral sits proudly overlooking the town centre.
Marlborough includes the grape-growing areas of the Wairau Valley and the glorious Marlborough Sounds. Further south, Kaikoura boasts a rugged coastline, spectacular mountain scenery and whale watching.
Ordained 10th Bishop of Nelson in 2007. The Diocese of Nelson has a history of biblical orthodoxy and Richard is quite passionate about maintaining that tradition while seeking to build strong relationships with other Dioceses within the Province. As Bishop he has the key responsibility of being a ‘pastor to the pastors’ – caring for and encouraging the clergy within the Diocese but also establishing a vision for the Diocese that reflects the mission Christ has called us to as his church.
The Anglican Diocese of Nelson is a family of evangelical churches shaped by Anglican tradition. It covers the top third of the South Island of New Zealand. We are strongly committed to carrying the mission of Christ forward and engaging in contemporary ministry through the local church. We have a vision to strengthen local churches, but also to plant new kinds of churches and ministries wherever there is a need.
We want to obey Christ's Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.
Can I encourage you this year to be mindful of discipleship by increasing the opportunities to serve/minister for those in your parish (or even include those from other churches who attend - I know this may be quite a ‘stretch’ for some of you).