Provincial Directory - Religious Communities

CSN - Community of the Sacred Name 

Founded 1893

From the earliest days of the Anglican Church in this Province, it was hoped to establish the Religious Life in the Diocese of Christchurch. Sister Edith CSA from London responded to the call of Churchill Julius, Bishop of Christchurch, and came to New Zealand to be the mother foundress of this community in 1893. The chief work of the Community is to praise God. Mother Edith said, 'If you are firm at the centre, you are free at the circumference.'

St Christopher's Home, Fiji, was established in 1968. here, a group of Polynesian sisters make a home for children of all races. The house in Wellington was established in 1990 with work for the city mission. A house in Tonga is at present being established to help in church work there. Of the twenty professed Sisters, thirteen are Polynesian and seven European.

Contact Details

Name: Mother Judith CSN  (Mother Superior, assumed office 24 October 1996)
Address: 181 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, 1, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)3 366 8245
Fax: +64 (0)3 366 8755
Email: Email

Other Addresses

Address:St Christopher's Home, PO Box 8232, Nakasi, Suva, Fiji Islands
Tel:+679 47 458

Address:PO Box 1824, Nuku'alofa, Tonga