The Primates of the Anglican Communion

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The Most Revd William Brown Turei
Primate of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia & Bishop of Aotearoa / Pihopa o Aotearora


Basic Details

Date of Birth:    1924

Ordained:          1949

Priest:                1950

Consecrated:   1992

Positions:

Curate Tauranga 1949-1952;
Vicar Whangaro Maori Pastorate 1952-59;
Vicar Te Puke Tauranga Mission District 1959-1964;
Vicar Ruatoki Whakatane Pastorate 1964-70;
Vicar Turanga Maori Pastorate 1970-74;
Vicar Phillipstown Chch and Maori Missioner; 1974-81;
Vicar Waipatu-Moteo Maori Pastorate 1981-1984;
Archdeacon Tairawhiti 1982-1992;
Chaplain Napier Prison 1984-1988;
Taonga Whakamana Mahi Minita (enabler Waiapu) 1989-1992;
Chaplain Hukarere Maori Girls’ College 1984;
Pihopa ki te Tairawhiti 1992;
Pihopa o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa 2005.
Archdeacon Tairawhiti 1982-1992;
Chaplain Napier Prison 1984-1988;
Taonga Whakamana Mahi Minita (enabler Waiapu) 1989-1992;
Chaplain Hukarere Maori Girls’ College 1984;
Pihopa ki te Tairawhiti 1992;
Pihopa o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa 2005.

Notes:

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has opted for a new model of shared leadership that honours its three-Tikanga structure.

The Primacy of the church will be amended constitutionally to comprise the three senior bishops, each carrying the title of Archbishop and Co-presiding Bishop.

General Synod/te Hinota Whanui, named Bishop Brown Turei (Te Pihopa o Aotearoa), Bishop Jabez Bryce (Pasefika) and Bishop David Moxon (Pakeha) to form the new-model Primacy, with the expectation that they would share the joint role fully and publicly.

Until the necessary legislative changes have been made, Bishop Brown will receive the formal title of Primate, described as “holding the taonga of leadership.”

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