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Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
Cartright to Clark
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CARTWRIGHT, Sr Jane Mabel Mrs Greensill
Jane Mabel Cartright was born at Papakaio in 1883, the daughter of a farming family.
Little is known about her early life, but her diary tells of a conversion experience
inspired by the sermons of a Middlemarch Presbytetian Minister and encouraged by
the local school teacher, Evelyn (later Sister) McAdam. McAdam herself was also a
‘convert’ and in 1902 she also became a Deaconess and , later, a mentor to younger
Deaconesses like Mabel. Mabel entered the Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute,
probably in 1906, finished her training in December 1907, and began work with the
South Dunedin Church on the 13th of that month. She remained there until mid 1909,
when she was persuaded to move to Wellington to work for St. John’s Congregation.
Obviously unhappy in Wellington, she returned south in 1912, becoming Deaconess
to Dunedin’s First Church. She resigned as Deaconess in 1917 and then trained as a
Nurse at Wanganui Hospital, gaining state registration in July 1921. A midwifery
qualification from St. Helens Hospital in Aucklnad followed in 1924. By 1923, Mabel
was working as a Health Department district nurse in Rawene, a district in the
Hokianga with a large Maori population. She was later based in Hastings. In 1930,
when Mabel was 46, she married Walter Greensill, a farmer, and lived near Havelock
in the Marlborough Sounds for some years. She had no children. Widowed, she
returned to Dunedin where she was cared for by a sister until her death in August 1964.
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute - Ordained as Deaconess 1907
South Dunedin 1907-9
St Johns Wellington 1909-12
First Church Dunedin 1912-7
Died - August 1964
CASSELS, Mr Colin
b. circa 1914
Formerly Assistant Town Clerk, Riverton.
Joined the Home Missionary service 1.3.1938
HM Rangitaiki Outfields BPP 1938 - resigned 1940 to study at full time at University.
No further reference.
CATHCART, Rev W.A.
Concluded his Theological studies at New College, Edinburgh.
He was from the Presbyterian Church of England, but was sent out to NZ
under the Colonial Committee of the Free Church of Scotland.
Received by the Presb. Church of NZ (Northern) Mar 1875
Waikato West (supply)
Remuera AP - resigned Jan 1870 due to Mrs Cathcart’s health and on her
Doctor’s advice they returned to England.
“In accepting Mr Cathcart’s resignation they [Auckland Presbytery] also desire
to express their deep regret at losing his valuable services, their sympathy with
him in the circumstances which have led to his resignation, and to record their
sense of the important services he has rendered the Church during the time that
he has been connected with the Presbytery; and it is their earnest prayer that
the blessing of God would attend his labours wherever these may be entered on.”
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man 1878
Applied for the position of “Tract Editor” for the Religious Tract Society of
London (unknown if application successful)
Applied for a further position in New Zealand in 1893 however he was unsuccessful.
CATHERWOOD, Rev Robert Hutchison
b 15.3.1870 Merton Otago
w Frances b 13.2.1877 m 14.4.1903 d 10.2.1958
An intense religious experience led him to enter ministry.
Theological Hall Dunedin 1900-2
Ord Waianiwa SP 22.4.1903
St Peters Auckland 26.7.1905 (another record gives date as 15.8.1905)
Waipiata-Patearoa COP 14.7.1908
Maraekakaho HBP 13.1.1910
Taihape WgP 25.4.1912
Featherston WpP 27.10.1916. During WW1, as Minister at Featherston, he led his congregation
in a wonderful effort to reach men in camp, and his ministrations attended by great crowds, left
an indelible impression on many officers and soldiers.
‘He had a genius for friendship.’
Kilbirnie WnP 12.8.1920
Turakina WgP 15.12.1925
Carterton WpP 22.5.1930 - retired 30.6.1934 due to failing health.
Father of Mrs A.M. Ferguson.
CATHIE, Miss Janet
O’seas Worker - Ukarumpa PNG 1981-4
CATON, Rev Eric
born: 25 March 1926;
wife (1): Tira, born 6 February 1934, married 29 November 1952, died 23 November 1979
wife (2): Meri nee Kahukura, born 28 April 1930, married 29 Novemenber 1980
Maori Theological College, 1966, prelim year
Theological Hall 1967-1969
Ordained Waimana, Maori Synod, 4 January 1970
Transferred to Whakatane, 2 February 1976
Study leave on Industrial Chaplaincy, Tees-side, England
Auckland Maori Pastorate, 19 March 1981, using the Mangere parish outreach hall
Wellington Maori Pastorate 2 March 1986 - retired 31 Augut 1986 aged 60
Continued to work at Moera Church Hall, in the Waiwhetu parish, Lower Hutt, while raising funds for Te Kakana o te Aroha Church Marae - opened February 1990
Moved to Whakatane, January 1996, member of the Whakatane Pastorate,
Director of Amorangi Training, Te Aka Puaho, one year
Opotiki Maori Pastorate (Interim Moderator with Meri Caton) for ten years, Maori Synod
Moved into Maori Synod (Te Aka Puaho) church flat formerly the abode of the Principal, Te Wananga a te Rangi, January 2015
Created the tukutuku panels for Whakatane Maori Pastorate Church sanctuary with the Rev. Erana Manihera and others
CATON, Rev Meri (earlier Sr Meri) (Refer also entry for Sr. M Kahukura)
h (1) Pene Ben, Taka b 25.7.1916 m 8.8.1964 d 22.8.1977
h (2) Eric, Caton (Rev) b 25.3.1926 m 29.11.1980
Deaconess student at Maori Theological College Whakatane 1959-61
Deaconess Wellington Maori Pastorate - probation from 11.1961
Ordained Deaconess Wellington Maori 14.11.1962 – resigned 31.7.1964 to marry Rev P.B. Taka.
Ordained Minister Maori Synod Auckland Pastorate 21.2.1978
Wellington Maori Pastorate 2.3.1986
Minister Emeritus Mar 1996
CATTANACH, Rev Duncan McKenzie
b 30.7.1899 Edinburgh
w Frances Louise Twigg b 24.10.1897 m 1.11.1930 d. 25 Nov 1989
Duncan educated in Edinburgh and came to NZ in 1916. Spent 8 years in banking.
Attended Auckland University from 1925
HM Hunua 1926-27 (while studying at University)
Theological Hall Dunedin 1928-30; won the Cameron & Knox Greek prizes and
was President of the Knox College Students’ Association.
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 14.10.1930
Ord Drury - Bombay SAP 20.11.1930
St Andrews Suva Fiji AP, supplied 3 months 1935
Takapuna NSP 18.7.1935
St Andrews Hastings 29.2.1940
St Andrews Hamilton 7.8.1947 - retired 31.7.1964
Convenor Missions Committee (Home, Maori & Foreign Missions) 1937-40
1st Convenor Committee for Recruitment of Candidates for Ministry 1961-64
“He was a tall, well built man with a broad Scottish accent. His preaching was
always scholarly and often tempered with a sense of humour and musical
merriment... Young and old alike found in him a friend and a counsellor. His
wife was equally gifted, particularly musically, and she was a major support for
him in his work.”
“Duncan Cattanach was a man of leadership, including the gift of inspiring men to
give their time, abilities and talents to the work of the church. He had a fine sense
of humour, a love of music, a deep compassion for his fellow man, and the ability
to comfort and encourage with the written word – a medium through which he
helped many people. His Christian influence in the community was evident in his
daily activities… He was a prominent member of the Rotary Movement and Padre
of the Hamilton Rotary Club for some years.” (From Memorial Minute).
Brother-in-law of Rev J.D. Salmond.
Died 19.7.1976 Hamilton at home.
CAUGHLEY, Rev. Ruth Doreen B.Sc., B.Th., Dip. Tchg. (Hons)
h John Robert Caughley m 31.8.1963
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1979-81
Ordained Island Bay Wellington WnP 28.1.1982
Wadestown Wellington WnP 3.3.1988
St. David’s Union Carterton WpP Jan 1997 – retired Jan 2005
Minister within the Bounds WpP 2005
Intentional Interim Minister St George’s Iona, Christchurch ChP 14 June 2005
Minister Emeritus 23 Jan 2006
Local Team Ministry, Maheno Otepopo, North Otago Presbytery, 2009-2011
CAVE, Miss P.R.
Maori Mission - Mission House Kawerau 11.2.1957
CAVEN, Mr John
HM sent by UF Ch Scot 1915
HM Clive HBP 1915 res 1916 to NZEF
Died of wounds on 15.6.1917 in France
CAVIT, Rev Brian Ernest M.Sc., B.D.
w Jacqueline Dawn m 17.3.1973
Theological Hall 1986-1988
Ordained Te Kauwhata, South Auckland Presbytery, 26 January 1989
Pio Pio-Aria-Mokau Co-operating, Taranaki Presbytery, 27 May 1993
Titirangi, Auckland Presbytery February 1999
Minister within the Bounds, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, August 2000
Ecumenical Chaplain, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, 2003
Minister Emeritus, Kaimai Presbytery, 2013
CAVIT, Rev Jacqui D Dip. ThSt.
Pio Pio Aria Mokau Co-operating, Shared Ministry, Waikato Presbytery, June 1997
Minister within the Bounds, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, December 2001
Minister within the Bounds, Auckland Presbytery, 2004
Ecumenical Hospital Chaplain, North Shore Presbytery, 16 July 2008
Member, Kaimai Presbytery, 2013
Minister Emerita, 31 December 2014
Special ministry (part time-25%) resource minister, Putaruru St Aiden’s Presbyterian Church, 1 September 2015
CAWLEY, Rev John
w (1) Annabella b 16.3.1870 m 14.11.1898 d 23.7.1928
w (2) re-married 1948 to Mabel Lilian Accutt b. (?) d. (?)
Received by the General Assembly 27.11.1923 as Home Missionary
HM Patearoa COP 1897
Saddle Hill (Brighto) DnP 1902, resigned 1903 due to ill-health
Clydevale ClP 1913
Milburn ClP 1916
South Molyneux (Romohapa) ClP 1918
Tuapeka West ClP 1922; raised to full Ministerial status 1924
Ordained Crookston MtP 20.5.1924
Centre Bush SP 21.3.1929 - retired 2.10.1935
Retired to Oamaru and took occasional serevices; last years in Dunedin when his health
Died 7.2.1963, aged 92
CHALLIS, Rev Robert Lye M.B.E.,B.A.,Dip.Soc.Sc.
b 1903 London; studied theol Paton Coll, & entered Cong Ch Eng In 1933 went to
Raratonga, Cook Is, & served there 15 yrs; started Boys Brigade in Cook Is; came into
PCNZ with Cong Ch at 1969 Ass. His 1st wife died in Cook Is & is buried there; later
He married Rose Callender, a NZ teacher in Cook Is. The Cong Ch called him to minister
In NZ to Polynesians coming to NZ; he accepted in 1948 & came to NZ; services held in
back rooms of Beresford St Cong Ch (now combined with St James Prss Ch Ak).
PIC Beresford St Cong Ch Ak 1948 ret 31.12.1973
He learnt Niuean & Samoan, as well as Cook Is language in order to help all the
Polynesian immigrants. He travelled all over NZ & helped in Courts, social work, met
ships etc. He founded Pacific Island Advisory Board, & was instrumental in bringing
Cong Ch into PCNZ in 1969.
He ret 1973 but still carried out work among Island people especially in Mangere area.
CHALMERS, Rev Donald Scott J.P.
b 23.6.1911 Onehunga
w Noelene Finnie (Sr. Noeline Finnie) b 24.12.1911 m 11.11.1950
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1946-48
Licensed by Presbytery of Auckland 17.11.1948
Ord Associate Minister St Andrews & St Johns, Hastings HBP 12.12.1948
New Lynn, Auckland AP 24.3.1960 ret 30.6.1974
'Don was educated at Auckland Grammar School and then joined the Bank of NZ in
Auckland. He had great interest in youth work - taught Sunday School, ran gym
Classes in a Boys Home. The Bank transferred him to Raetihi, and later to Masterton.
While there World War Two broke out and in 1940 he enlisted in the Sixth Field
Ambulance. He went overseas and worked in an operating theatre as Anaesthetist
in Crete. His unit was captured and he spent 3 years in POW Camps. He was shifted
from camp to camp, and he started a Bible Class wherever he went.
When he was sent to Poland there was no Chaplain, and Don was given permission
to conduct services in the camp. Suffering mainly from malnutrition he was sent to
hospital in France, and later freed in an exchange of POW’s.
In 1946 he returned to NZ and began his course in the Hall.
In 1950 he married Noeline Finnie, a Deaconess. Don was intimately involved with
the community. He was a J.P., Treasurer of the Ratepayers Assn; he served as
Chaplain to the Crete veterans, Sixth Field Ambulance, and the POW Association.
Don was a humble, friendly, loving person. Having been involved in and seen so
much suffering, he developed a capacity for deep compassion and great sympathy.
The difficulties of life strengthened his faith'. (from Obituary)
CHALMERS, Mrs D.S. see Finney, Noelene
CHAMBERLAIN, Rev Richard J. Alexander (Alex) B.A.,M.Div.(Princeton)
fr Pres Ch of USA.
He had a part-time Chaplaincy in Fort Laramie Community Pres Ch, Wyoming USA
Ord Ngakuru-Reporoa BPP 17.7.1985 res 1989 & returned to Fort Laramie Pres Ch.
Ecum Chap Hosp, Rotorua BPP 7.1991, term completed 13.6.1993 -
To USA for further training.
CHAMBERS, Rev Florence
Chartwell Co-op WkP 6.2.1994
CHAMBERS, Rev Robert Gordon Simons
b 11.7.1905 Leicester England
w Juanita Ellaline b 2.9.1907 m 8.4.1939
Educated to 5th Form High School level, has studied Accountancy and Industrial Law.
Came to NZ in 1923 and went farming; then worked for the Labour Dept as an
Inspector of Factories & Awards, Weights & Measures, and the Fair Rents Act.
HM Titoki NP 1940; Ord HM 20.8.1941
St Martins Christchurch 1942
Sawyers Bay DnP 1944 - resigned 17.12.1947 to study full-time for the ministry.
Theological Hall 1947-49
Ord Waikato East 6.12.1949
Knox Parnell Auckland AP 29.9.1953 - retired 31.7.1970
Industrial Chaplain Heards Ltd, then Nestles, then at Holeproof.
CHAN, Rev George Yau Tsuen
Grad of Amer Pres Coll Canton
Chinese Ch Ak 1912 (temporary appointment on a salary of £9.3.4 per month)
Brother of W. Chan.
CHAN, Miss Grace
Miss Hong Kong
Teacher (private capacity) Hong Kong 1967
CHAN, Rev Joseph
w. Wong Chi Kwong m. Canton 31 Oct 1919
Studied for 2 yrs at Canton Union Theological College, & took 3rd yr in 1919 - 3 yrs altogether.
Married & returned to work in Chinese Church Ak, returning 8.1919.
Chinese Church Ak 12.1919
Resigned 5.1921 not on own account but because of unfortunate domestic family circumstances.
CHAN, Rev Wan Kau
w Mei Yan Hoh (Kathleen) b 24.6.1901 in Shunde County, Guandong province, China m 22.2.1922
d. 10 Feb 2009, at Auckland aged 107 years & 7 months.
Mrs Chan a trained teacher who gave many years of service to the women’s work of the Church in China.
"She has travelled far. She has travelled long. She has blessed many along the way. She has earned her rest."
Rev. Chan born Canton; trained at Theological College Nanking 1922-4; then did evangelistic
work. From 1926 acted as accountant for the Church of Christ in China Kwantung Synod in Canton.
Invited by NZ Missions Committee to take position as Evangelist at Chinese Mission Church
Auckland. Appointement approved by the Kwantung Synod.
Arrved in NZ 2.10.1948 with wife & 4 children, 3 elder children arrived later.
Appointed 2.10.1948 and Ordained as HM for Chinese Church Auckland.
General Assembly 1951 moved to raise him to full status after one years study with Rev George McNeur;
he had taken the equivalent of two years Theological study in China.
Ordained Minister in Full Standing, Chinese Church Auckland 12.2.1952
“Responsible for the work of the Presbyterian Church amongst the Chinese both in the City
and Provinces. Holds regular Sunday services, conducts two Sunday Schools, and pays
periodic visits to the Chinese in other centres. A Young Peoples’ Fellowship and Educational
Classes give him added opportunities of helping his people in the Christian Faith. In all this
work Mrs Chan is a valued assistant.”
Became a naturalised NZ Citizen 9.2.1959
Chinese Church Dunedin 18.12.1960 - retired 30.9.1964
Died 14.12.1975. Both Rev & Mrs Chan are interred in the Mangere Lawn Cemetery.
CHAN, Rev William Yau Kam
He had four sessions at the American Presbyterian College at Canton, and obtained a diploma
(for text of diploma see Assembly Proceedings of 1904, page 147)
Appointed assistant to Rev Alexander Don in NZ 1903
Rep 1903: Returned to Dunedin and took over position from Mr TF Loie as Assistant to Rev Don.
Ordained at General Assembly, Wellington 10.11.1904 as Missionary to Chinese in Dunedin,
Ordained by Dunedin Presbytery 1908
Rep 1912: During absence of Rev A. Don took services and assisted in Dunedin Chinese Church.
He was one of first fruits of Rev Don’s work; baptized by Don 1897; went to Canton and studied as
above; returned to NZ and became Assist to Don when T.F.Loie went to Canton to study.
Died New Zealand 20.11.1934
CHANDLER, Rev Albert Victor George
b 22 November 1867 at Shirley, Southampton, England;
w (1) Jane, or Jeannie, McLaren b 1876 m 1905(?) d 1911
w (2) Dorothea b 14 April 1889 m 14 November 1913 d 21 November 1972
He studied at Spurgeon’s Pastors College and began his ministry in Bermondsey.
On coming to New Zealand he served Baptist Churches at Caversham and Ashburton.
He was received into Presbyterian Church of New Zealand at Assembly 1908;
Inducted Wanaka-Hawea (Pembroke Central Otago Presbytery) September 1909 - he had supplied here from 1907.
Teviot, Central Otago Presbytery, 14 September 1911
Lauder, Central Otago Presbytery, 19 June 1913
Lovells Flat, Clutha Presbytery, 4 December 1923
‘A gifted preacher, and efficient Presbyterian, with a clear mind.’
He had trying illness at close of life.
Died 23 August 1931 at Lovells Flat
CHANDRA, Rev Suresh
Upper Hutt Uniting Parish 9 Feb 2012
CHANG, Mrs F. see Pih, Kathleen
CHAPMAN, Rev Eric Henry Zealand B.A., B.Sc., A.N.Z.I.M.
w (1) Nan Collins b 29.11.1929 m 16.1.1954 d.(?)
w (2) Jean Cochran m 19.12.1981
Theological Hall 1954, 1956-57 (1955 omitted)
Ord Cheviot ChP 13.2.1958
St Martins Chch 16.5.1963
St Pauls Wanganui 12.10.1972 - resigned 14.2.1983
Honorary Assistant St James Wanganui 4.1983 - retired 23.2.1990
Clerk of the Presbytery of Wanganui WgP
CHAPMAN, Rev F.R.
HM staff fr 1915
Hall HM course 1920-2
Ord Morven SCP 16.1.1923
Broken Hill, Aust 10.4.1929
Penshurst Aust 1932
CHAPMAN, Rev Mark Ainslie B.Th.
w Heather Margaret m 18 January 1969
Came to New Zealand, aged 10, 1956
Attended Presbyterian Churches at Kawerau, Ngakuru, Atiamuri, Waihi, Te Puke, Tauranga, Hamilton, and Dunedin
Radio and Television engineer, Waihi
Two years at University of Waikato, and three years at University of Otago, co-inciding with years at Knox Theological Hall
Theological Hall, 1973-1975
Ordained St Andrew’s, Clevedon, South Auckland Presbytery, 21 December 1975
Involved with Heartwood programme
Travelled overseas to look at growing churches in the United States and England, 1986
Exchanged with Rev Bernard S. Lee, Cambrian Presbytery, Canada, from 1 September 1988 to 30 June1989
(‘St Andrew’s Clevedon’ renamed ‘Presbyterian Church of Clevedon’, 2004)
Retired March 2016
CHAPMAN, Rev Maurice Albert L.Th.
w Barbara m 16.8.1958
Ord St Davids Gisborne 9.12.1971
Plimmerton WnP 3.2.1977
Hanmer Springs ChP (Pastor at large) 29.3.1984
Island Bay WnP 9.2.1989 - retired 31.12.1992
CHAPMAN, Mr Vernon George
He entered the Presbyterian Church Office in Wellington 12.3.1912, aged 22;
He enlisted as soldier in NZ Expeditionary Force in October 1915; left NZ on active
service 8.1.1916; was severely wounded in France. Returned to Church Office June 1919.
His work so commended him that he was appointed as the Assistant Treasurer in 1925
On retirement of the Rev W.J. Comrie he was appointed as the General Treasurer of the
Presbyterian Church of New Zealand from 28.11.1928
‘He loved his work and esteemed all his fellow-workers. .... The Presbyterian Church of NZ
can never be too grateful for the honoured service which he rendered.’
Died 3.7.1941 in office.
CHAPMAN, Rev Wallace C.
Taita Union WnP 2.1979
St Pauls Co-op Taumarunui WkP 1.2.1992
Died - 1st week Sept 1992, in office
CHAPPELL, Rev Michael Hastings M.Sc.
w Lynette Margaret m 5.5.1979
Ord Assist St Stephens Invercargill 2.2.1984
North Avon Chch 25.1.1987 res 31.10.1988
Applied to have name removed from roll
12.10.1993 - Assoc ChP
CHAPPLE, Rev James H.G.
HM Kumara WsP 1898
Eltham TkP 1901
Ord St Andrews SCP 1903 res 13.9.1910 & declared to be no longer a min of PCNZ; he
CHARLES , Sister Esther
Auckland PSSA 1931
Working with poor (c.1940-41)
CHARMAN, Rev Frederick Richard (Fred)
b 25.2.1891; w Lucy Maggie b 22.12.1890 m 8.3.1920
HM Granity WsP 1915
Hornby ChP 1916
Spreydon ChP 1918
Purakanui DnP 1920-1 (while in Hall)
Ord Morven SCP 16.1.1923 res to -
Broken Hill NSW Aust 10.4.1929
CHARTERIS, Rev James
HM Fordell WgP 1918, Ord HM 1919
Apiti WgP 1921
Denniston WsP 1922
Reefton WsP 1923
Hauraki Plains WkP 1925
Inglewood TkP 1928 - granted leave to visit UK 1930
No further mention.
CHARTERIS, Rev William Cecil M.A.,B.D.
b 9.2.1924; w Audrey Jessie b 30.12.1924 m 14.1.1949
Ord Waikouaiti DnP 9.2.1949
Teviot COP 23.4.1953 res 31.8.1956
Rep 1958: After 2 yrs in another calling, he applied to be retained on the roll - declined
CHAU, Rev Yum Shum (or Chau Yam Sham)
Graduate of the Union Theological College Canton, South China
Licensed by the 2nd District Association, Canton Aug 1924
Ordained by the Church of Christ in China Synod of Canton 11.10.1929.
Inducted to Chinese Mission Church Auckland AP 15.6.1930
Resigned 20.10.1948 and farewelled -
Returned to China.
CHEN, Rev Danny Bing-Hsun
Taiwanese Auckland Auckland Presbytery 1 July 1996-8 April 1999
Resigned from Roll 26 October 2004
CHEYNE, Right Rev Peter James M.E., B.D.
w Christine Ann m 25.3.1978
Theological Hall Dunedin 1981-83
Ord St Pauls Kaikoura NMP 13.12.1983
Calvin Community Presbyterian Church Gore MtP 18.9.1990
Appt. Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand 2010 to 2012
Mornington Presbyterian Church Southern Presbytery (part-time) 2013
CHILDS, Rev W.A.
Parklands Co-op Chch 2.1977
CHIN, Rev Paul Ah (Wan)
A young Methodist evangelist, trained in Melbourne, Victoria Australia; he was employed by Presbyterian Church to work in
Lawrence, based here when there were about 900 Chinese residents, 1870. He seemed
an admirable person, and one of his speeches to Europeans, and fragments of other
speeches are preserved in the New Zealand Wesleyan (30 June 1871).
Appointed as Missionary by Otago Missionary Committee in 1871; worked in Tuapeka gold-mining
district 1871 resigned 1874; resumed work 1876, but left early 1877 for Victoria Australia.
After a few years he returned to Australia.
CHING, Mr William (Bill) R. & Mrs Connie
Mataara Maori Boys Hostel Dominion Rd Ak 1971, Master & Matron.
CHISHOLM, Rev Andrew Robert B.A.
b 14.12.1880 Sawyers Bay Dunedin;
w Elsie Evalina Beatrice McLauchlan b 14.4.1887 m 29.10.1921 d 28.1.1967
He was a lamp lighter, sawmillers assistant, and carpenter & then at age 35 decided to go
to Otago University to prepare for ministry. Fell dangerously ill with influenza when almost
finished his degree.
Ord for Maori field, along with J.G. Laughton, Nuhaka 17.11.1921 res ill-health 31.12.1923.
On regaining health left Maori work, supplied Morven briefly.
Cromwell COP 21.12.1926
Waitahuna ClP 8.6.1932
Hampden NOP 11.2.1937 ret 31.12.1939 ill-health.
Lived at Alexandra for a time in ret; moved to Chch 1945.
Brother of Rev RA Chisholm, first cousin of Rev BC Galloway & Great-Uncle of Miss Y Chisholm.
Died 2.8.1958 Chch
CHISHOLM, Dr George Shannon M.B., Ch.B.(NZ), D.T.M.& H.(Eng)
born 5 April 1928 at Dunedin.
w. Nerolei Noeline b. 20.3.1930 m. 28.2.1956 – A registered General and Maternity Nurse and Senior Shorthand typiste.
He received his secondary education in Alexandra and at St Andrew's College in Christchurch before commencing
studies for an engineering degree at the University of Canterbury. Worked concurrently part-time as a Laboratory
Assistant in the University Chemistry Dept. After deciding to pursue his childhood dream to study medicine he repeated
earlier Chemistry and Physics courses before being admitted to the University of Otago Medical School where he
studied from 1953 to 1958.
Upon graduation worked as a House Surgeon and Locum in several medical practices.
Volunteered to serve as a Medical Missionary of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand.
Missionary to India, appointed 5 February 1961
Undertook basic Missionary training at All Saints College, Sydney 1961
Dedicated for Mission service at St Andrews College Chapel, Christchurch, 17 December 1961
Working at Auckland Hospital, 1 March 1962 to 1 July 1962
To London to study tropical medicine, 1 August 1962, Diploma of Tropical Medicine 1963.
Sailed from London for India, 1 April 1963
Full time language study at the Landour and Allahabad Missionary Training Schools, 1963
Worked as Deputy to Dr Herbert, the Indian Superintendent of Jagadhri Hospital, 1964 to 1967
Serious illnesses intervened at time while in Jagadhri. Culturally he and Dr Herbert found it very difficult to make any of the
changes which were essential if the hospital was to change and grow successfully.
Furlough, December 1967. Serious illness again intervened. He made a good recovery and had valuabe experences in
Christchurch and Auckland Hospitals.
Post-Graduate study at Christchurch Hospital 1968, Locum Christchurch July 1969.
Medical Superintendent at Landour Community Hospital in the foothills of the Himilayas, caring for missionary, Embassy,
Tibetan, and other mountain Indian Families, 1969
After some months in the Landour hospital, it was arranged that it was time for India to take charge of the hospital. George’s
deputy was trained in America and India, and was suited to the job of superintendant. He was appointed as Goerge’s successor.
An Indian female doctor was also apppointed.
Resigned from Mission service and returned to New Zealand, 10 October 1971
Joined the Papanui Medical Centre 1972 - retired in 1993.
Continued to play a full and active part at Knox Church Christchurch.
Held a Second Class Radio Operators certificate.
Member of the General Committee of the Presbyterian Social Service Committee for 18 years, being elected a life member in 2002.
The Chisholm Wing of Windermere Eventide Home is named to honour the work that George and Nerolei Chisholm had done in
support of the aged.
Member of the Trust Board of Restorative Justice Services, Otautahi, Christchurch.
Supported the work of the Christian World Service, and supported Nerolei in some of the activities of the refugee and migrant centre.
Co-wrote and supported the motion passed by Knox Church Christchurch to become an inclusive congregation. Served as an Elder of
Knox Church for 35 years until retiring in 2009.
Worked Thursdays for ten years as a volunteer at the Christchurch Volunteer Centre.
"George's clarity of thought, his sense of humour and his ability to enable people with quite different points of view to work effectively
together meant that he made vital and lasting contributions to a number of boards and committees, including the Presbyterian Ethics
Committee. His qualities of sensitivity and discretion were also integral to his pioneering service as a Complaints Officer for the NZ
College of General Practitioners.... he read widely and thought deeply about the theological, social and ethical challenges facing
the Christian faith. Whilst his own understanding of that faith changed and developed throughout his lifetime, George remained
convinced that at the heart of the Christian story there is the enduring mystery of love."
Throughout his mission service, George considered Nerolei to be his equal in ministry and his family to be missionaries with him.
“He was ahead of his time in the love and energy he gave us” – Nerolei Chishom (2014)
Son of the Rev AR Chisholm, nephew of the Rev RA Chisholm.
Died at Christchurch Public Hospital, Wednesday, 11th August 2010, aged 82 year after having been diagnosed with cancer in 2004.
CHISHOLM, Very Rev James
w. Jessie Park b. 16.8.1848 m. 19.12.1871 d. 24.1.1931
Educated at Edinburgh University
A student of the Otago Church under the Presbytery of Dunedin
Licensed by Presbytery of Dunedin 1870
Ord Tokomairiro (Milton ClP) 5.1870
Palmerston North, Main Street Church to assist in the union of Main Street Church with St Andrews Church; he
was then called to the united congregation.
Roslyn Dunedin DnP 10.11.1901 (one record states 23 Apr 1901)
Report 1902: Roslyn created a new charge 10.11.1901, with Rev Chisholm its first Minister - Retired 30.4.1910.
He was twice Locum Tenens for Prof in Theological Hall.
Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland 1883
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1908
Convenor of many Committees; author of ‘Fifty Years Syne’ (Story of Otago & Southland Churches);
Member For Mission Committee of Synod of Otago & Southland for 27 years, & for a further 15 years after Union.
Died Dunedin 17.11.1916
CHISHOLM, Rev John
b 28.1.1878 Milton Otago; w Jessie M. b 6.3.1880 m 23.9.1909
Ord Owaka ClP 11.2.1903
Mangaweka WgP 1.12.1909
Waianiwa SP 26.3.1913 res 22.5.1918 to become -
Chap Hosp Ship ‘Marama’; war serv fr 22.5.1918 to 14.3.1919
Knox Invercargill 31.3.1921
Seacliff-Warrington DnP 10.10.1938 ret 31.3.1943
In ret supplied in Otago & Sthland till 1959.
Mod OSyn 1928; Son of James Chisholm above.
Died 28.2.1974 Peacehaven Invercargill
CHISHOLM, Rev Laurie Alister B.Sc., B.D.
born 1 May 1944
wife: Winifred born 13 July 1944 married 20 May 1968
Theological Hall 1967-1969
Ordained Assistant minister to Sam Burley, Taumarunui, Waikato Presbytery, 19 March 1970 for 15 months
Assistant minister to Alan Quigley, then Hayden Pirie, St Pauls, Timaru, 29 July 1971
Responsible for Gleniti and Washdyke, and involved with Sunday evening youth programme at St Pauls
One year in Gleniti as independent parish - resigned 9 July 1975 - to West Germany
One year World Council of Churches scholarship at Heidelberg University
Ministry team, Pforzheim, West Germany, and Huchenfeld, 7 years in Germany
Otago University Chaplain, 20 February 1983 - Old Testament lecturer at Pacific Theological Seminary, Fiji, for one semester - resigned 31 January 1989.
Lodged Certificate January 1989
went overseas, to Bristol.
Returned to New Zealand, translating software into German with Datacom Software Research, later technical writer, Trimble
Quarter time minister, Hornby Methodist Church
Technical Writer, Tait Electronics, 1997
Removed from Roll under Regulation 212, 8 August 2006
4 year term, national steering committee, Sea of Faith, 3 as chairman, completed 2016
Accredited interviewer, Citizens' Advice Bureau; Senior Net, Lincoln
CHISHOLM, Rev Richard Anderson
b 22.3.1879; w Janet Maria Beagley. b 30.9.1880 m 33.6.1908 d 14.8.1955
He grew up in Sawyers Bay Dunedin; he learnt a trade (Currier); then entered HM serv 1905.
HM Denniston WsP 1905
Hedgehope, Mabel Bush, Glencoe SP 1909; here opportunity arose to take studies for min.
Purakanui DnP (studied at OU while here)
Otago Peninsula Outfields DnP 1915 (while in Hall)
Ord Crookston MtP 16.12.1915
Contracted scarlet fever 1919 and other Ministers had to supply for him while he recovered.
Palmerston NOP 23.5.1923
Mt Ida (Ranfurly COP) 4.5.1932; failing health in later yrs.
‘His sterling Christian manhood & the simple dignity of his character showed themselves
both in the impressiveness of his conduct of public worship & in the simple sincerity of
all he said & did.’
“He had times of gladness and rejoicing in Ministry, but was perhaps called more than most
to a life of faithful endurance in difficult spheres”.
Brother of Rev A.R. Chisholm, first cousin of Rev BC Galloway & GrandFather of Miss Y Chisholm,
Died 1.12.1940 in office
CHISHOLM, Rev Robert Cecil B.A.
b. 13.12.1883 in the Waikare School-House
Educated at Rangiora High School where he won a Scholarship.
Took an Arts course at Canterbury College in preparation for Ministry in the Presbyterian Church.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1913 to 1915
Licensed by the Presbytery of Christchurch 8th December 1915
Due to illness (rheumatoid arthritis) he was unable to take on a charge.
“There [at the Theological Hall, Knox College] he won the esteem of his fellow students by his
genial, kindly disposition, and was affectionately known to them as Rab. He became quite noted in
the College for his elocutionary powers and on account of his wonderful gift of impersonation.”
“Who can measure the fulness of the lessons that were learned, the growth in faith and grace that
was achieved, the strength that was won, the patience that was gained, and the fineness that was
added to his character in the trying ordeal through which he passed.”
Died St Georges Hospital, 1st June 1941 after many years of ill health.
CHISHOLM, Rev Robert F. M.A.,B.D.(Glas)
Born Glasgow; had 5 yrs in business, then study for min; Ord 1921.
Miss to Jews in Romania; also lectured in English in Univ of Cluj, Romania; for a time
lectured in OT at Trinity Coll Glas; then called to Wallasey parish Scot, where ministered
1 yr before appointment to -
Gen Sec Nat Bible Socy of Scot 1939
Gen Sec Brit & For Bible Socy of NZ, Wn 1946 ret 31.12.1959.
He was very active in formation of Bible Socys in Scot till 1946
Died 6.11.1977 Woburn Home Lower Hutt, aged 85
CHISHOLM, Miss Yvonne Dawn
Overseas Worker, Teacher
Manggai High School, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea 1971-72
Grand-daughter of the Rev Rev RA Chisholm & Great-Niece of the Rev AR Chisholm.
CHOI, Rev Jung Hun
Ordained Local Ordained Minister (Korean), Greyfriars Church, Mt Eden, Auckland Presbytery 11 October 2007
Minister North Shore Korean Parish, Northern Presbytery 1 December 2013
CHOI, Rev Ki Ho
CHEIL SS Korean Pres Ch Chch
CHOI, Rev S.K. (Joshua)
Korean Church Christchurch ChP 2001
CHRISTENSEN, Miss Laura M.A.,M.Sc.
PWTI 1911-3 - planned to go as Miss to India.
Rep 1914: With great regret it was found that her health was not suitable for work in tropics;
she could not therefore go to India. She became mistress at a school in Sth Cant 1914.
Deac Knox Ch Dn 1918-
CHRISTIAN, Rev Fletcher Roy J.P., M.B.E.
w Robyn Cheryl m 10.9.1966
Ord Mangere AP 2.2.1984
CHRISTIE, Mrs Dorie
Miss - Served in Jagadhri for several yrs in 1980s. Married Mr Christie in India.
On their return to NZ Mr C served as Sec to Leprosy Mission.
Mrs C died 21.2.1991 Ak
CHRISTIE, Rev John
b 14 May 1829 in the Parish of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
w. Rachel Lawson Stewart, b 27 December 1840 m 9 August 1862 d 25 August 1930, aged 89 years, after 77 years in New Zealand, interred with her husband.
The family (who were farmers) moved to Fordstone in Renfrewshire shortly after his birth.
Educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and United Presbyterian Hall, Edinburgh.
Licensed by United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow Presbytery, 1860.
He does not appear to have had Parish work in Scotland before coming to New Zealand in 1862.
Arrived New Zealand as Probationer end of 1862; trials for ordination, Dunedin, 26 December 1862.
Ordained Hawksbury and Goodwood (Waikouaiti), Dunedin Presbytery, 16 August 1863
Parish extended to Maniototo Plain, retired 1901 and became Senior Minister
A Minister for nearly 40 years
Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland 1881.
From time to time he explored the interior, preaching at stations and mining centres as he went along.
Nephew of the Rev William Campbell.
Died 6 August 1913, aged 84 years, after 51 years in New Zealand, interred Waikouaiti Cemetery Hawksbury
CHRISTIE, Miss Julie see Hamilton, Mrs David
CHRISTIE, Mr John Norman
Unordained HM Avondale (Supply) AP 1.4.1937 to 31.12.1937
Orawia SP 1.4.1938 to 20.11.1940
CHRISTIE, Mr Lindsay & Mrs
Overseas Workers with the World Wide Evangelical Crusade, Colombia 1978-84
CHURCHER, Very Rev Neil Gordon F.T.C.L.
w Muriel Ena m 10 February 1959 died 6 November 2016
Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1958 - 1960
Ordained Te Kuiti, Waikato Presbytery, 14 December 1960
St Johns, Greymouth, Westland Presbytery, 22 September 1966
Khandallah, Wellington, Wellington Presbytery, 23 May 1974
Knox Church, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, 9 February 1984
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1988
St. Stephen and St. Aidan, Lower Hutt, Wellington Presbytery, June 1994
Minister Emeritus, August 1997
"Over Neil's fifty years of ministry, he touched the lives of a great many people. He has been a very significant leader in the life of our Church and he was a person of real warmth who provided wise and compassionate counsel."
Died June 2010 at Dunedin
CHURCHILL, Rev Mrs Gaynor May (Gaye) B.Th., Dip.Min.
h Jackson Alexander, Churchill m 22.12.1962
Theological Hall 1987-89
Licensed St Andrews Motueka 10.11.1989
Ordained Wanganui West 23.2.1990
Wanganui West United 1.1.1991
School Chaplain - St. Cuthbert’s Auckland AP Aug 1993
Minister Emeritus 30 Jun 2006
Waiohau Native School, teacher, Assist Miss 1924
CLARK, Rev Alec
Bluff-Greenhills Co-op SP 10.1990 Term completed 16.8.1995
CLARK, Rev Colin D.
Tawa Union Assoc WnP 2.1973
CLARK, Rev D. Elizabeth Dip.Social Work
Burwood- St.Kentigern’s United Parish ChP
Motueka Uniting Parish NMP 2004
CLARK, Rev Dallas Ronald
w Sylvia May b 26.9.1929 m 6.1.1955
Theological Hall 1954, 1956-7 (1955 omitted)
Ordained Merrivale-Waiau SP 12.2.1958
St Andrews Dargaville NP 3.2.1966
Glen Eden AP 5.6.1975
Knox Feilding MnP 23.11.1980 - retired 12.2.1986
CLARK, Rev David John B.A., L.Th., MTh (Oxon)
Born 20 July 1947 in Wellington
w Jenny Appleton m 25.11.1972 (div)
Ngaio Primary School and Onslow College
BA in History and Asian Studies Victoria University Welligton
Theological Hall 1970-72
Ord Assoc Dannevirke HBP 8.2.1973
Waverley Co-op TkP 7.10.1976
St Albans Christchurch 4.2.1982
St Lukes Remuera, Auckland AP 3.3.1988
Came out as a gay man at the Invercargill General Assembly 1991
Hosted the ecumenical National Gay Christian Conference 1991
Master of Theology, Westminster College, University of Oxford 1994
Convener of Auckland Presbytery Executive, supporter of the Pakpinjai Project
Died 13 Mar 2012
CLARK, Rev Dr David Scott B.A., B.Theol. (Hons1), PhD.
Theological Hall 1995-97
Ordained 11.12.1997 St Lukes, Remuera, Auckland AP
Minister within the Bounds DnP Mar 2000 (on extended study leave)
Minister Within the Bounds WgP 16 Dec 2004
Other Recognised Minister, Dunedin and North Otago Presbytery: Master of Selwyn College 17 July 2008
Member of Parliament for Dunedin North 2011
Honorary Assistant, Knox Church, Dunedin, Southern Presbytery
Local Team Ministry, St Paul's, Invercargill, Southland Presbytery, 2009
CLARK, Rev D. Elizabeth
Burwood United - St Kentigern’s, Christchurch Presbytery
Motueka Uniting Parish, Nelson Marlborough Presbytery 8 April 2003
Minister Emerita, Nelson Marlborough Presbytery, 6 January 2008
CLARK, Miss E.G.
Served in the PCNZ General Treasurer’s Office Wellington 1943 to 31.1.1961
Secretary of Church Property Trustees 1956 to 31.1.1961
“One remembered with gratitude her coming to the office under the late Mr LB Mushet
(General Treasurer) during the war years when efficient staff were difficult to obtain,
the immense help given to Mr Mushet in his times of illness, and in more recent times,
the ready acceptance of many new responsibilities. In all her work, Miss Clark has been
most concientious and up to date at all times…. He initiative and devotion had seen the
creation of new systems and methods to keep pace with the needs of a growing Church.”
(Mr J Smaill, General Treasurer, 1961)
CLARK, Rev Henry M.C.,M.A.
b 10.10.1885 at McKellar’s Flat
Studied at University of New Zealand
w Catherine E. b 3.8.1885 m 17.12.1914
Theological Hall 1910-12
Ord Waiareka NOP 13.2.1913 - resigned 18.4.1916
Chaplain NZ Expeditionary Forces, war service from 26.4.1916 to 5.8.1918
Milton (Tokomairiro) ClP 10.9.1919
To Australia :
St Kilda Melbourne (Presb. Church of Victoria) 29.4.1925
Terang (Victoria) 1941
St Giles, Geelong (Victoria) 1948 – demitted 1953
Died 21 April 1955
CLARK, Rev James
Educated at Glasgow University & Free Church College, Glasgow.
Licensed by Free Church Presbytery of Breadalbane 1863.
Came to NZ as Probationer; Received by the Presbytery of Otago 16.3.1864
Ordained by Commission of Presbytery of Otago 1864
Riverton SP 6.4.1864
Palmerston NOP 30.5.1871
Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland 1878
Resigned 1893 due to ill health (diabetes)
CLARK, Rev John Hugh
b 19.8.1920; w Isabella Millar Nicol b 14.6.1922 m 15.12.1944
As a young man he was radar mechanic, & served in WW2; he married in Scot during
WW2; came to NZ to Dn; he belonged to Grants Braes in its early yrs, where he was
elder, & clerk of managers; he felt call to min & beganas HM HM Dannevirke Outfields
Awhitu SAP 1961
Ord Assist Mosgiel DnP 11.2.1965
Riverton SP 26.10.1967
Lauder COP 15.2.1973
Halkett (Kirwee ChP) 8.6.1978
Died 2.9.1981 suddenly in office
CLARK, Mr J.S. & Mrs
HM Katikati BPP 1948
Maori Miss, David Hogg Mem Hostel Whakatane,
Master & Matron 1.9.1949 res 4.5.1951
(Is this the same JS Clark as below ?)
CLARK, Mr Josh Stanley
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?)
Formerly a Farmer, Gardener, Coal-Miner and Butcher. A Methodist Church Home
Missionary for 2½ years at Havelock (Nelson) and Sumner (Christchurch), took the
Methodist Church HM course.
HM Opunake TkP 1943; Ord HM 16.9.1943
Kaiapoi c.1945-46 - resigned 15.7.1946 due to his wife’s health and withdrew.
CLARK, Miss Nancy Honor
b. Surrey England 13.1.1924. m 2.3.57
m. James Kirk 2.3.1957 (marriage annulled 1958)
Educated at Kohimarama, St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland Teachers’ Training College
Auckland (“C” Certificate), Auckland University College (Music I & II for B.A.), and
Massey College (Diploma in Horticulture with distinction). Had nine years experience
as a teacher in NZ Schools prior to Missions Service.
Missionary New Hebrides (Vanuatu);
Ordained as Missionary to New Hebrides in Kohimarama Church, 1 March 1953
Tongoa - Teacher appt. 16.2.1953 (temporary appointment for 3 years)
Returned to NZ for personal reasons 25 April 1957
CLARK, Rev Mrs Pamela see Fraser, Pamela
CLARK, Rev Stephen
b 15.5.1913 at Hmilton of Quaker parents.
w Marjorie Gwenyth b 5.9.1914 m 22.11.1941
Trained as a cabinet maker. Joined the local Bible Class and served as leader in
sucessive Crusader Camps. As the call to ministry grew stronger, began studies
at the Bible Training Institute in Auckland. Invited by the Congregational Church
Union to apply for ministry training, was accepted and commenced a three year
training course at Trinity Methodist College in Auckland.
At end of the second year he was asked to accept pastorate of Devonport
Congregational Church and continue his studies extra-murally; he did so and in
due course was ordained in 1942.
Devonport Congregational Church, Auckland
Whangarei Congregational Church – 6 year term
He then accepted appointment to become a Children’s Evangelist with the C.S.S.M.
and Scripture Union.
He applied to be received by Presb. Church of NZ, the Committee recommending a
two year Hall course.
Theological Hall 1958-9 (special course)
Inducted St Stephen’s, Melville, Hamilton WkP 3.12.1959
St Martins, Papatoetoe SAP 22.3.1967 - resigned 17.4.1977
Organising Secretary Bible Society Auckland (NSP) 2.1978 - retired 31.1.1980
“Stephen Cark was a direct and uncomplicated dperson. There was never any
doubting what he meant nor where he stood. Stephen was a man whose faith
permeated evry part of life and made it an invisible whole. Whatever he did he
gave his best.
He was a man of strong evangelical convictions but these did not close the door
on his understanding of and friendship with his fellow ministers. Stephen was a
gracious Christian gentleman loved by all who knew him; possessing a gift of
friendship and of sharing his faith with those whom he met.” (from Obit.)
Died 23 March 2002 at Waikato Hospital, aged 88 years.
CLARK, Rev William George Boyd B.A.
b 8.8.1923; w Olive Janet b 29.11.1925 m 23.8.1950
Ord Becks-Lauder (Omakau COP) 7.2.1952
Woodlands SP 28.2.1956 res 21.6.1962 - to Canada, for short appointment.
Iona Upper Hutt WnP 23.9.1965
Saddle Hill DnP 4.7.1974
Banks Peninsula ChP 28.5.1981 - retired 7.7.1984
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