Register of New Zealand
Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
Hadfield to Hart
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HADFIELD, Miss Anne
PD&M Director Wn 1.2.1988
HADFIELD, Mr C.I.
Overseas Worker - Ghana 1977
HADFIELD, Rev Keith Allan B.A.
b 13.5.1912 at Blenheim
w Pearl Helen Staite b 18.5.1917 m 17.5.1939
Raised on an isolated farm by his Father and left school at 13 to work on the farm.
During his teenage years he was influenced by the Presbyterian Bible Class Movement.
An experience in a Nelson Church changed his life and empowered him for the rest of
his life. The pulpit appeared to be filled with radiant light and he ‘heard’ God calling
him to become a Minister. At age 18 with no money and little education but encouraged
by his Minister, the Rev Madill; Keith enrolled at High School along with the third
formers, later attending Canterbury University. While a student at the Theological Hall,
he regularly cycled between Dunedin and Blenheim.
Theological Hall 1936-38
Ordained Ross-Kokatahi WsP 13.12.1938
Hokitika WsP 15.12.1941
Lansdowne, Masterton WpP 2.10.1945 Ind 5.12.1945
Pt England, Auckland (Tamaki) AP 4.9.1952
St Albans, Christchurch ChP 1.9.1960
St Johns, Rotorua BPP 30.7.1970
Also service in Australia, Nova Scotia and the USA.
Minister Emeritus 30.6.1977
In retirement ministered to the Uniting Church of Australia in Lismore and Brisbane.
Later, undeterred by age, both Pearl and Keith worked in Queensland as Christian
Education Officers where they ran camps, safaris and training events until Keith was
seventy. Upon return to New Zealand undertook relieving work from Whitianga to
“Keith Hadfield’s influence will continue. Empowered by that early vision, he never let
his shortcomings block him. If they had not bothered God, why should they bother Keith!
Young people in particular respected ‘Haddy’s’ simplicity and dedication. .” (From Obit.)
Died 2 Jan 2003
HAGAN, Sr Barbara Joan (Rev Barbara J. Ritchie)
h. Thomas Graham Ritchie m. 17.2.1968
Deaconess College 1960-62
Ord Deaconess 6.2.1963
Pukekohe SAP 1962-66
Point England AP 3.3.1966 - resigned 17.2.1968 to be married.
Licensed for Ministry 1975
(Refer entry under Rev Barbara J Ritchie for post 1975 details)
HAGER, Rev Alfred D. (or Hagar ?)
Bay of Islands Co-op NP SS 1.2.1988 to 7.1988
HAIGH, Rev Henry William (Harry)
b 23.12.1900 Dunedin
w Mabel b 18.6.1902 m 10.10.1931 d 27.9.1992
He first worked as a Carpenter for 13 years
Joined the Home Missionary service 1.3.1928, took the HM course.
HM Frasertown GP 1928 (1year 10 months)
Raetihi (3 months)
Tokomaru Bay GP 1930 (merged with Ruatoria); Ord HM 8.1.1931
Waikare (Putorino HBP) 1933
North Taieri DnP 1937-41
Theological Hall 1941-43
Ord. Winton SP 13.12.1943
Spreydon Christchurch 16.12.1948
Chaplain Sunnyside Mental Hospital Christchurch 1949
Dannevirke HBP 25.6.1953 - retired 31.1.1966
Acting Minister in St Peters Napier when newly established, for over 12 months;
member of Assembly HM Committee for 14 years..
HAIN, Rev Charles Hardie
b. 1871 Auchtermuchty, Scotland
To New Zealand when young. Educated at Invercargill. Legal and commercial work then study at
Student Home Missionary
To New South Wales, Australia –
Theological Hall 1898 to 1899
Ordained by the Presbytery of Sydney (Presb. Church of New South Wales) 20.11.1900
Inducted Bangalow-Byron Bay 20.3.1901 to 29.3.1905
Grenfell 29.3.1905 to 30.6.1911
Kempsey 15.11.1911 to 23.4.1914
Superintendent of N.W. Mission 23.4.1914 to 1914
Auburn 2.10.1917 to 6.11.1919
Tocumwal 6.11.1919 to 20.7.1921
Culcairn 20.7.1921 to 1926
Darlington Point – Whitton 14.12.1926 to 30.6.1939 (Retired)
Son of Rev William Hain
HAIN, Rev William
b 22 March 1844 Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire Scotland
w (1) Jessie Jane Hardie b. Abernathy Perthshire, Scotland, m. ??, d. 8 July 1908
w (2) June Gibson McKinney m. ??, d. 1919 epidemic
Baptised within days before the Disruption
Converted at an evangelical meeting by Brownlow North at Myers Castle Dunshalt
Apprentice for White & Son, Auchtermuchty
Foreman and Inspector at Barrow-in-Furness Railway Company c 1870
Elder at Trinity Church, Barrow-in-Furness
Came to NZ 1880; engineer at Arrowtown, elder at First Church SP, entered HM service late in life
HM Orepuki SP 1888 - 10 yrs
Mayfield 1898; station erected to fully sanctioned charge 1904 & Hain ordained & inducted 1904
Waikaia MtP 1908 retired 30 April 1919
Travelled overseas four times in retirement to the Homeland and Europe, the Holy Land and Egypt, and Canada and US
Member of St Davids Christchurch ChP 1930s
Father of Rev Charles H. Hain and of Mrs Fairlie Evans; Grandfather of Mrs A.W. Smaill.
Died 28 May 1943, aged 99 at Kennington in Southland
HALES, Rev Frank
b 13.7.1864 at Melbourne, Australia.
w (1) Minnie Beatrice Walker b (?), m (?), d.1914
w (2) Helen Bowman 13.7.1871 m 10.10.1915 d 31.10.1951
Originally a Baptist Minister.
Licensed Dec 1906 & Ordained Apr 1906 [these dates conflict]
Served at Lincoln Christchurch; Sydenham Christchurch; Invercargill; and at New
Received by the PCNZ General Assembly 1916
Ind Papakura SAP 27.6.1917 - resigned 31.12.1924 due to deteriorating health.
Returned to Australia Feb 1925
“His pulpit work was always inspiring and carefully prepared and this generated a high
spiritual tone. He was a man of faith and prayer (who) had been with Jesus and learned
of Him. He was always faithful in his pastoral visiting.”
HALIDAY, Rev Alexander Clive B.A., B.D.
w Carlene m (?)
Theological Hall 1985-7
Ordained Kaikohe Union NP 16.3.1989
Limestone Plains SP 5.3.1992
Riverton Union SP Nov 1996
St Mark’s Mangere East AP May 2001 to 2005
Minister within the Bounds AP 2005
Lodged Certificate 31 Jan 2005
HALL, Rev David E.
St Margarets Co-op New Plymouth 1977
Omokoroa Community Ch (Co-op BPP) 2.1984
term completed 2.1994
HALL, Rev Donald Woodward B.A., QHC.
w Janet Grace m 17.5.1969
Theological Hall 1969-71
Ord Drury SAP 3.2.1972
Chaplain Woodbourne Air Force Base 22.2.1976 - withdrew from Church service 6.4.1978
Chaplain Whenuapai AFB 6.4.1978
Chaplain Wigram AFB 19.1.1984
Chaplain Ohakea AFB 14.2.1985
Principal Defence Chaplain Wellington 14.4.1994
Mairangi and Castor Bays Presb. Church NSP
Co-Convenor of Assembly Business Committee 2004
Moderator of North Shore Presbytery 2007
Minister Emeritus, Northern Presbytery, 29 July 2013
HALL, Rev George B.A.
Served as Miss in India with LMS for 25 yrs.
Ind Waihola 1881 res 1896
Mod OSyn 1889
HALL, Rev Gordon Edward
w (1) Joan May b 26.5.1927 m 17.1.1953 d -
w (2) Valerie Irene b - m 6.1.1971
Mount Albert Grammar School, and Auckland University while working at Crown Lynn Crystal, completing nine tenths of a BA in Accounting
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1953-55
Licensed as Probationer by Presbytery of Auckland 22.11.1955
Ord Ruawai NP 14.12.1955
Hunterville WgP 8.2.1962
Fairfield Hamilton 1.2.1968
Paraparaumu WnP 1.2.1977
Kapiti Co-op 1985
Feilding MnP 3.7.1986
An "ardent ecumaniac", Convener Church Union Committee and overseeing formation of Chartwell and Kapiti Co-operating Parishes
Minister Emeritus Dec 1991 at St Davids Palmerston North
HALL, Mr Ivan
St Austells New Lynn AP lay supply 2.1990
HALL, Rev James Branksome
w Catherine Laird b 9.7.1870 m 9.7.1900 d 2.4.1949
Born Berwickshire Scotland
Educated at Edinburgh University and New College Edinburgh.
Licensed by Presbytery of Abe....thy(?)
then Assistant Minister at South Leith, Edinburgh. He responded to appeal for Ministers in NZ;
Came to NZ with commission from the Free Church Colonial Committee.
Ord East Taieri DnP 3.3.1900 (one record states he was ordained and settled into charge 20 March 1900)
While at East Taieri he married Catherine Laird of Kilmarnock Scotland.
Hunterville WgP 1903
Ormond Gisborne 2.10.1913
Albury SCP 16.8.1917 - retirement 31.5.1924
In retirement supplied Waitara 1926; Granity WsP 1928; Takaka NMP 1930.
‘A fearless champion of the oppressed and an unswerving supporter of all causes that make
for righteousness. In Presbytery he gave good service, ever standing up for what he believed to
be in the interests of the Kingdom of God’
HALL, Rev John
fr PCI, formerly at Vancouver Is for several yrs.
Instructed by Miss Bd of PCI to proceed to Ak to minister in Waikato; he came & did Ch Ex
& supply under NMP 1867-8 (Brunnerton some weeks; Nelson 1 mth). He was in NZ for
short time only & returned to Irel. He exercised his min in Irel for some yrs; then he came
back to NZ & was ind Westport
Ind Westport WsP 6.11.1892
Ngaruawahia WkP 1903; failing health caused him to res & returned to Irel.
Died 1908 Ireland.
HALL, Rev Murray Frank B.A.
w Elizabeth Anne m 5.1.1957
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1952-54
Licensed as Probationer by Presbytery of Auckland 14.12.1954
Ord Mangapai NP 24.1.1956
St James New Plymouth 9.5.1961
Wairoa GP 4.2.1969
Miramar Co-op WnP 18.12.1975 res 31.1.1984
Blockhouse Bay AP 17.5.1984
Minister Emeritus 31.12.1992
HALL, Rev Norman Cameron
b 23.2.1906 Edendale; w Margaret C., nee Robertson (Daughter of Rev J.H. Robertson)
b 11.1.1911 m 21.5.1941
He grew up on his Father’s farm, then became a stud for min, spent 3 yrs at OU, then Hall.
Ord Kaikohe NP 19.2.1936
Lauder COP 2.11.1939 res 31.5.1942
Chap Forces 1942, NZ, then Pacific
Southbridge-Dunsandel ChP 23.8.1944; from 1949 also Chap Howardville (pensioner settlement).
Motueka NMP 19.10.1950
Shannon MnP 6.2.1962 ret 11.5.1967 ill-health
HALL, Rev Robert Ian B.A.
b 19.8.1912 on Thursday Island, Torres Strait, North Queensland, Australia.
w Isabella Rebecca b 8.4.1914 m 22.10.1941 d 1996
The son of Missionary parents; his Father was martyred on Mornington Island
where he had established a Missionary station to the Aboriginal people. The
family returned to Oamaru, NZ.
Theological Hall 1939-41
Married in 1941 after being engaged for 6 long years – Theological students were
not allowed to marry during their training, mainly for financial reasons.
Ordained as Maori Missionary at Whakatane 19.2.1942
Served at Te Whaiti, Waiohau and Reporoa.
Taumarunui Maori Mission 21.6.1944 - resigned Maori Mission 31.5.1946
Albury SCP 7.6.1946
Knox, Gisborne 28.9.1950
Rongotea MnP 5.2.1959
Marton WgP 29.6.1967 - retired 15.7.1976 due ill-health.
Retired to Waikanae.
“The hallmarks of Ian’s life were integrity and faitfulness. He had a strong faith
and was a great believer in the power of prayer. Ian was active and in support
of the ministry in Waikanae in a variety of ways that were much appreciated.
He had a special undestanding of matters relative to the Maori Church and his
fluency in the language opened many doors. Ian was a quiet and humble person.
He had a deep understanding of people which gave him a special ability in \
pastoral work. He valued his friends and they valued him in turn.”
Died 29.10.2000 (stroke)
HALLIDAY, Rev Thomas M.B.E.
b 13.10.1875 Wishaw Scotland
w Isabella S.D. b 23.4.1885 m 29.3.1906 d 14.4.1973
Ordained by Glasgow Presbytery in Guthrie Memorial Church where his Father
was Minister 7.3.1907
Was Minister in Congregational Church in Scotland. Applied to United Free Church
to be sent to NZ.
Arrived & received 16.12.1913
Picton NMP (supply) 1913
Ind Lansdowne Masterton WpP 30.1.1914
In World War One served as YMCA Secretary in France, later as Chaplain;
war service from 12.1916 to 3.1918 - on leave from parish.
Foxton MnP 19.9.1919
St Peters Auckland AP 8.6.1922 - Chap to Mt Eden Gaol for 20 years; resigned 1.9.1929 to be -
Superintendent Presbyterian Social Services Association [PSSA] Auckland 1.9.1929 (one
record gives date as 5.9.1929) - retired 1952
HAM, Rev Tae Ju
Received Northern Presbytery 30 November 2014
HAMBLETON, Rev Warwick Joseph B.E.(Chem)
w Robyn m February 1969
Ord Woodville MnP 4. December1968 resigned 7 March 1974
Toko Taranaki Presbytery Stated Supply 1974
Turangi Bay of Plenty Presybytery Stated Supply 1974
Martinborough Wairarapa Presbytery 25 July 1974
Pio Pio Co-op Waikato Presbytery 4 September 1980
St Johns Hastings 19 December 1985
St Marks Tokoroa Waikato Presbytery Stated Supply 26 June 1991
Warkworth North Shore Presbytery (Methodist Appointment) 1 February 1992
Huntly Co-operating Parish Waikato Presbytery 12 June 2007
Minister Emeritus Northen Presbytery 2011
HAMILL, Rev. Dr. D. Bruce B.A., B.D., Phd.
wife: Jan Hamill nee Strang (Daughter of Dr Peter Strang), married:(?)
Malvern Co-operating (Springfield), Christchurch Presbytery, August 1995
On Doctrine Reference Group of the Council of Assembly
Associate Minister, Coastal Unity Parish, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, 2004
Half-time community minister, Island Bay Presbyterian Church, 2016
HAMILTON, Mr Adam A. (later the Honorable)
w (?), b. (?), m (?), d (?).
HM Athol SP 1910
Theological Hall 1911-1913
HM Heddon Bush c.1915 - Released from Heddon Bush with regret and then entered politics.
In 1919 he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Wallace in Southland, an area which
included his old preaching station of Heddon Bush. He enjoyed a successful career in politics,
including a brief period as Leader of the Opposition. During World War 2 he was a member of
the War Cabinet. He finally retired in 1946, latterly becoming President of the Southland Savings
Bank between 1951 and 1952. Their home in Winton Southland was later sold to the Presbyterian
Church and became the Church manse for some time.
HAMILTON, Mr Andrew B.A.
b. (?) at Forest Hill near Winton in Southland
NZ Universities blue in athletics 1909
Theological Hall 1911-12
Overseas for three years during WWI
Rep 1917: applied for extra-mural course to complete 3rd year of Hall course - granted.
But since then undertook work of Field Secretary for the YMCA and delayed course.
Worked for a Dunedin law office and practised for two years in Southland
Elder of Columba Presbyterian Church SCP 1920
Joined Newton and Borton, Oamaru 1920, buying his partners out 1925
Elected to Oamaru Borough Council 1947, negotiated to acquire the Redcastle reserve property,
later Centennial Park, 1949
Retired July 1968.
Brother of Adam Hamilton above.
HAMILTON, Mr Alfred G. & Mrs (& Miss Clarice)
Teachers at Native School at Tokaanu; were app staff for Turakina Maori Girls Coll. In
1904 the Turakina Manse was purchased to house the School. After some renovation of
building it was opened as Turakina Maori Girls College by the Min of Educ on 13.4.1905,
with 30 girls in the 1st yr. In 4.1915 Miss Clarice res to be married, & her place was
taken by her sister, Coralie. Mr & Mrs H ret on 31.12.1918, after 14 yrs at the Coll.
Mr Hamilton had a sound knowledge of Maori language & customs.
Died 15.12.1937 (Mr Hamilton)
HAMILTON, Miss Clarice
Maori Miss - teacher at Turakina Coll fr 2.1905 till res 4.1915 to be married.
HAMILTON, Miss Coralie
Maori Miss - Turakina M G Coll, Assist Teacher 5.1915; she took place of her sister,
when Clarice left to be married.
HAMILTON, Dr David M.B,,CH.B. & Mrs Julie (nee Christie, trained nurse)
Miss PNG - Overseas Workers
PNG Public Health Dept, Nonga Base Hosp, Rabaul 1974-87
HAMILTON, Rev David
Brother of Dr Thomas Hamilton, of Queens College, Belfast.
From the Presbyterian Church of Ireland.
Brought to NZ by the Rev David Bruce on the “Caduceus” to occupy the Kaipara Charge.
Inducted Avondale 'The Whau' Auckland AP 1.1872
After a pastorate of 18 months during which he won the affection of his people in a marked
degree, he died from exposure in the Manukau Forest. It is hard to believe that there was
forest where Manukau City is today. The parish was on both sides of the forest, and he
often walked through it to visit people on the other side. It was on one of these walks
(had he left it too late, failing to make out the faint track as the light faded in evening?)
that he became lost in the forest and died of exposure over night.
Died July 1873 (one record indicates his pastorate ended 3rd July 1873), of exposure in
HAMILTON, Mr Ewan Arthur Frank
b. 3.10.1904 NZ, unmarried.
Formerly a Farmer; took a full course at the Bible Training Institute.
Joined the HM service 1.3.1929 and taking the HM course.
HM Ohai SP 1929
Tokanui SP 1930 - suffered ill-health and resigned 12.4.1931
Re-joined HM staff 8.5.1932
Hinds AsP 1932 - resigned from HM staff 31.1.1936
HAMILTON, Miss Florence
O’seas Worker - Nepal, Leprosy Control 1981-4
HAMLIN, Rev Francis Rex B.A.
b 3.5.1926; w Eda Elizabeth b 27.12.1926 m 13.9.1947
Ord Assist First Ch Dn 7.2.1963
Wadestown WnP 20.5.1965
Director Chr Educ, Wn 19.2.1970 res30.9.1973 & wthd.
HAMLIN, Rev R. John
Greymouth District Union WsP 2.1976
Picton Union NMP 2.1986 term completed 31.1.1991
HAMMOND, Rev George M.
Halswell Union ChP 2.1975
Alexandra-Clyde Union, Assoc COP 2.1979
St Davids Union Ashburton 2.1987 ret 31.1.1994
HAMPTON, Rev Arthur Charles
w Coila Reynolds b 9.3.1893 m 11.2.1920 d 1.8.1966
Theological Hall Dunedin 1914-15
In 2nd year enlisted as Private in the 1st NZEF during World War One; in 1916 he was
severely wounded; returned to NZ 1918; war service from 12.6.1915 to 5.6.1918;
Farm work restored his health.
Theological Hall Dunedin 1918 (part of year)
Licensed Feb 1923 by Dunedin Presbytery
Ord Locum Tenens Waipu NP Apr 1923 (during absence of Rev E.E.Andrews).
Matamata WkP 22.5.1924
Opotiki BPP 26.11.1935
Howick, Auckland AP 6.2.1947 - retired 30.9.1949 on medical advice.
HAMPTON, Very Rev Lawrence Revell (Laurie) B.A., B.D.
w (1) Barbara Steel b 6.11.1927 m 7.1.1950 d 25.6.1978
w (2) Jocelyn Elizabeth b 18.7.31 m 10.5.1980
Theological Hall 1952-4
Ordained Riversdale-Waikaia MtP 17.12.1954
Taumarunui WkP 16.2.1961
Whangarei NP 23.5.1968
St Andrews Hamilton 29.5.1980
Minister Emeritus 31.12.1991
Member, then Convener Home Ministry/Ministry Committee 1961-1973
Convener Special Committee on Mission Overseas 1976-77
Convener Communication Committee
Moderator of the General Assembly 1981
Convener Special Committee on Baptism
Convener, Commission of Assembly re Otara PIC
Co-Convener Special Committee on Homosexuality and Related Matters 1991-95
Father of Rev GA Barker
HAN, Rev Kyoung Gyun
From the Presbyterian Church of Korea
Presbyterian Church of Korea Youth
Ordained as Army Chaplain
Mission co-workers to the United Church of Christ in the Philippines 2003
Asian Mission and Ministry Coordinator PCANZ 16 Mar 2012
HAN, Rev Myoung-Soo
From the Presbyterian Church of Korea
Seconded to St Andrew’s Hamilton WkP Aug 2001 to 2004
HANCOCK, Sr Annie Doidge B.A.
born 28 October 1880, the oldest of 8 children of John Henry and Martha Hancock.
Kensington Primary School and Otago Girls' High School, Dunedin Teachers' College 1899
Teaching Certificate 1901
PWTI Dunedin 1911-12 (?)
Ordained as Missionary at the same time as Annie James 8 September 1912
Own Missionary of St Andrews Dunedin & sailed for Canton China with Annie James 11 September 1912.
In 1916 she assisted in founding the Union Normal School for training women primary teachers at Canton.
In 1917 she became Principal. Post-graduate study at University of California USA during 1927-28.
Rep 1926: she returned on health furlough in September 1924 to NZ, and is much improved.
Returned to China
Resigned 30 September 1929, continued without support from NZ Presbyterian Mission.
Taught English at Sun Yat Sen University, Canton
Moved to Hong Kong
Taught in Sydney during WWII
Revisited the Mission circa 1948.
Returned to Hong Kong
Travelled to Kenya and England 1951
Retired to Dunedin aged 82 in failing health after having taught in Hong Kong for many years.
Died at Dunedin 17 Nov 1963
HANCOCK, Rev Carol
Non PCANZ minister
Overseeing minister 25% Pio-Aria-Mokau Co-Operating Parish , Kaimai Presbytery, 1 June 2013
HANDYSIDE, Rev A.J.
Corstorphine Union DnP 1961
HANEKOM, Rev Gideon B.Th., M. Div.
Trinity UnitingTikipunga February 2009
HANIPALE, Rev Feata G.
w Janice Evelyn m 2.2.1963
Ord Hon Assist PIC Newtown Wn & PSSA Social Worker 26.5.1983;
app completed 31.7.1988 & wthd.
HANLEY, Rev Ian
Stated Supply St Clare's Dinsdale Hamilton, Kaimai Presbytery 9 March 2014
HANNAH, Mrs Annette Elizabeth
- widow of Bruce James, Hannah
Hall 1987-9, lic St Andrews Marton WgP 20.12.1989
HANNAH, Rev Bruce James B.A.,B.Theol.
b 11 March 1951 at Ashburton
w Annette Elizabeth m 21 December 1975
He grew up in St Clair Dunedin, attending St Clair Presbyterian Church. Educated at King's High School then enrolled in
Otago University with the intention of majoring in Geography for a Bachelor of Arts degree.
His local Minister, the Rev Dr JM Bates, asked him if he had ever considered entering the ordained ministry. The
challenge of the question kept returning and by the end of his second year at University he had been accepted as a
Student for the Ministry, continuing to major in history.
Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1973 - 1975
Licensed for Ministry at end of 1975.
Ordained Lower Waitaki, North Otago Presbytery, 12 February 1976
Marton, Wanganui Presbytery, 8 March 1984
"Bruce has a strong sense of being guided and directed by God but he also knew love. The vision of that possibility and the
pain of failure in allowing God's Spirit free reign in his life was a deep motivating force in Bruce's ministry. Seeing God's
Spirit change lives, heal deep hurts and restore broken relationships were miracles he saw happening in others' lives as well
as his own and these happenings deep within people Bruce found a strong compelling force for his work in the ministry.
With this vision Bruce expected the Church to grow - in maturity, in numbers, in group activity, in service to community and in
love of members toward one another and he used the Church Growth Seminars to communicate his vision.
Died 8 February 1985, aged 33 years, by accident, in office. Ashes interred at Arrowtown Cemetery
HANNAH, Rev William Gibson
b 18.8.1875; w Christina Morrison b 4.2.1870 m 24.2.1904 d 1.1949
He was first a Harness Maker in Dn, later a tramway motor-man. During this time he was an
active member of Dn YMCA Mission, & lay preacher. He took interest in YMCA, & for a
time (with his wife) they were in charge of a Hostel for working boys in Dn. Later he
undertook Sawmills Mission in SP, centred on Riverton. (17 mills) After this he was HM for
a period; he decided to study for min & went to Dn 1916. His course was interrupted to serve
with the YMCA in the Forces.
HM Riverton Outfields SP 1910
Athol SP 1911
Mataura Outfields 1915 res 1916 to study
Hall 1916, but left to serve with - YMCA at Front; war serv fr 27.5.1916 to 31.5.1919
Hall again 1919-20
Ord Lower Waitaki NOP 1.12.1920
Southbridge ChP 2.8.1927
Knapdale MtP 7.6.1933 ret 30.11.1939 ill-health
HANNING, Sr Jean Dip.H.Sc., D.N., N.Z.R.N., N.Z.R.M., Plunket Certficate
b. 21.5.1916, Dunedin to Robert and Mary Hanning.
Educated at Caversham School, Otago Girls’ High School and Otago University where she was
awarded the Diploma of Home Science in 1937. Home Science Teacher at Thames & Ngatea 1938-39.
Commenced Nursing Training at Dunedin Hospital in 1939. NZ Registered Nurse 1942. Staff Nurse
at Dunedin Hospital 1942-43. Maternity Training at Alexandra Hospital in Wellington 1943 and at
Victoria University as part of a Nursing Post-Graduate Course. Plunket training in Dunedin.
Awarded the Truby King Diploma of Maternal & Child Welfare 1944. Plunket Nurse on the Dunedin
Central District for 6 months. Midwifery training at St. Helen’s Hospital Auckland for 6 months
during 1946. NZ Registered Midwife 1945. Studied for her Diploma of Nursing during her first furlough
back to New Zealand in 1952.
Brought up in a Christian family, her Father was Session Clerk of Caversham Presbyterian Church,
Dunedin. Felt called by God to service in India at age 12 after listening to a talk by Sr Esther Elliott of
Jagadhri Hospital. Active in Crusaders, The Evangelical Union, Nurses’ Christian Fellowship, The Bible
Training Institute & the Pounawea Conventions. Energetically sought the requisite qualifications for Medical
Accepted as Missionary candidate with the NZ Presb. Church Missions Committee in 1944.
Released by the Committee to take up position at Ludhiana Womens’ Christian Medical College
as no other suitable position was available for her at that time.
Missionary India - Appt. Sister in Charge of Maternity Block & Midwifery Tutor, Christian Medical
College Ludhiana India April 1946. Sailed for India November 1946.
Placed in charge of the Maternity Block and the teaching of midwifery students (in English).
In times of staff shortages also supervised the Babies Ward, the Female Surgical Ward, the Male
Wards, and was the first Night Sister.
With an increase in Nursing Staff, she relinquished the Ward work in 1956 and concentrated solely on
full time teaching as a Midwifery Tutor at the Ludhiana Christian College under the United Church of
Onto staff of the NZ Presb. Church Overseas Missions Committee from 1 Aug 1963
Returned to NZ 20.12.1976
Retired 31.5.1977 after 30 years service.
Fluent in the Urdu and Hindi langauges.
In retirement she found it difficult to adjust to ordinary life again and to form new relationships with
people. She prefered to devote herself to Bible study and reading.
Sister of Ailsa Hanning, wife of Rev Basil Nottage.
Died at PSS Otago Iona Home, Oamaru 13 August 2001
HANSEN, Very Rev Bruce Andrew QSO., B.A., B.Com., B.D., ThM.
w Alison Jane m 26.11.1966
Theological Hall Dunedin 1966-8 - Begg Scholar 1968
Ordained locum tenens Green Island Dn 5.12.1968
Rep 1969: admitted to grad course in Pastoral Psychology for M.Th. at San Francisco.
Popotunoa (Clinton ClP) 16.3.1971
Associate Minister St Andrews Hastings 4.3.1976
Knox Church (Assoc & Successor) Christchurch 19.12.1985
Moderator of Assembly 2000.
Minister Emeritus Dec 2001
Secretary/Treasurer of the Church Service Society
HARDIE, Rev Alexander
b 4.12.1881 Dn; w Isabel Annie May b 11.5.1885 m 1.9.1921 d 22.1.1962
After a time as watchmaker he entered Hall.
HM Ashburton Outfields 1905
Ord Knapdale MtP 11.1.1911 res 31.3.1914 to study in Edin & USA.
At outbreak of WW1 he enlisted, saw active service, until commissioned as Chap 1916; war
serv fr 20.11.1915 to 31.1.1923
Martinborough WpP 29.7.1926
Suva Fiji 9.3.1936 returned to NZ for health 6.2.1942 res 30.4.1942
Stratford TkP SS 12.2.1943 to 30.11.1945; in 1945 he became seriously ill.
HARDIE, Beatrice Jessie (Sr Jessie)
b 4.3.1897 Rolleston Canterbury. Born to Scottish parents; educated at Waddington Public
School and Christchurch West District High School. Undertook a course at the Christchurch
Normal Training School and studied at Canterbury College. Obtained her Teachers’ “C”
Certificate; taught at Rakaia.
PWTI 1922-3 - applied for Missionary service in India.
Ord Deaconess as Missionary Educational Worker for India 12.9.1923; arr India 5.10.1923.
On arrival to language school, & learnt Urdu & Hindi.
Appt. to Girls School Jagadhri as Principal 1924, aposition she held until 1951.
In 1925 when Mary Salmond & Nellie Ravn were invalided home, Jessie was put in charge
of Women’s Evangelistic Work in villages in addition to her school work. The work at the
school broadened & increased; the School was raised to a Middle Sch; trained teachers were
used, & the curriculum broadened. In 1949 a new Christian Girls School was opened in
Jagadhri. Sr Jessie set high standards; she welded her staff into a team; she had the knack
of encouraging people to do their best.
A member of the Jagadhri Church, Superintendent of the Sunday School and leader of the
Women’s Missionary groups.
She returned to NZ in May 1951 after 28 years service because of her increasing deafness.
After Deputation Work, she retired 31.3.1953
She had been St Pauls Chch “Own Missionary” and later was one of the first women elders.
She was a member of the first National Executive of the A.P.W.
General Secretary YWCA Christchurch Jan 1953 to 1962
Died 17.4.1988, aged 91
HARDIE, Rev Brian Thomas BTh., DipGrad.
b 21 March 1953 in Auckland
w. Rev Sylvia Miller
Carpenter, Sunday School leader St Columba Pakuranga, youth group leader, manager and elder Greyfriars Mt Eden, lay assistant St Heliers
St John's College Auckland
St. Stephen’s Bryndwr Christchurch ChP Dec 1996
St George’s Takapuna Auckland NSP 26 Jan 2006
Convenor of Property and Finance Committees ChP, NSP, NthP and served on Council of Assembly, Author of Tranquil Moments
Died 11 Jan 2012 after a short battle with cancer
HARDIE, Mr Bruce Greenaway
Studying at University, final year in 1945.
Joined the Home Missionary service 9.2.1945
HM Manurewa SAP 1945 (6 months) – resigned 15.8.1945 to do full time study.
HARDIE, Rev. Caleb BA., Dip. Teaching, B.Min.
Grew up in Auckland
Wife: Deborah Gibson, Dentist
Licentiate, Dunedin Presbytery, (prior to 2000)
Assistant Chaplain, St Kentigern's College, Auckland, 2000
"From a very early age, had a strong sense of wanting to be involved in full-time ministry. Have passion and enthusiasm for road ahead, am exited about future."
Licensed 25 November 2001
Licentiate, Dunedin Presbytery, November 2001 to 2002
Ordained Assistant Minister, Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, Christchurch Presbytery, 1 August 2002 to 2004
Lodged Certificate, Auckland Presbytery, 2004
Minister Within the Bounds, Auckland Presybtery, 22 October 2004
Chaplain, St Kentigern School, Auckland, Auckland Presbytery, 13 February 2006
Epsom Community Church, Auckland, Auckland Presbytery 2009
Special Ministry, Director Presbyterian Schools, 1 February 2013
Mairangi Castor Bay, Northern Presbytery 15 November 2013
HARDIE, Rev Reuben
Eastbourne-St.Ronan’s Community Church Wellington Presbytery January 2000 to 2004
Lodged Certificate Wellington Presbytery 2004
Assistant Minister, Somervell Memorial Church, Remuera, Auckland Presbytery 27 September 2007
Chaplain, St. Kentigern Boys School and St. Kentigern Girls School, Auckland, 2010
Maori Mission Volunteer. Brought back to Nuhaka from Dunedin on one of Sr Jessie
Alexander’s flying visits South, 1916.
HARDING, Mr Douglas & Mrs
Missionaries in Papua New Guinea
Rep 1980: completed service.
HARDING, Rev Geoffrey 'Geoff' George Edric DipTh.
wife Judith (Judy) Mary, married 6 February 1965
Theological Hall 1964-1966
Ordained Eketahuna-Pongaroa Wairarapa Presbytery — supply 1 July 1968, inducted 27 August 1969, resigned 31 January 1974
St Francis Co-operating, Clive, Hawkes Bay Presbytery, 11 September 1980 — appointment completed 20 October 1990
Okato Co-operating, Taranaki Presbytery, 2 September 1991
Minister Emeritus, March 2000,
died 20 November 2016 in Napier
HARDISTY, Mr Cameron Amos
HM Dunback-Macraes NOP 1950
Waihola-Milburn ClP 1953
HARDMAN, Mrs M.
Maori Missionary - Kawerau appointed 1.2.1949
HARDWICK, Rev Dr John
Exchange Minister at St Andrew’s Te Awamutu 1963 (4 months)
HARGRAVES, Mr John (or HARDGRAVE)
Artisan Missionary, Ambrim Hospital, New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Assistant to Dr Bowie, at Dip Point, Ambrim, appointed from 1.6.1908; it was said that he knew
the New Hebrides well, and did his work well.
Returned to Australia in 1913 on account of ill-health.
HARI, Miss Mary
Maori Miss. She came from Turakina.
Waiohau, was helper to Miss Webber 1922.
HARKNESS, Rev Barry G. B.A.,B.D.
South East Chch Union (Woolston) 2.1978
Halswell Union ChP 11.2.1988
HARKNESS, Rev John Chisholm
b 3.11.1865 Dn;
w Mary Bell nee McClymont b 16.11.1869 m 30.11.1899 d 1.12.1954
He took up farming in Tokomairiro district; was one of 12 men who entered min under
Chisholm’s (a relation) ministry.
HM Ratanui ClP 1901
Ida Valley COP 1904, Ord HM 1906
Onga Onga HBP 1911
Mokoreta-Redan MtP 1915
Waihola ClP 1920
Waihao Valley SCP 1928, raised to full status 1929
Ord Min Waihao Downs 29.5.1929 res 27.4.1930
Hampden NOP 12.9.1930 ret 30.11.1936
In ret lived in Waikouaiti
HARKNESS, Miss Marilyn Joy
A registered Nurse, Midwife & Plunket Nurse.
A member of the Methodist Church of NZ.
Missionary Nursing sister – on Mission staff from Feb 1971
Appointed to Vatnabara Hospital, New Guinea Islands Region under the United Church
of PNG & Solomon Islands 1971.
Left NZ 14.7.1971
Off Mission staff end of 1979
Spent two years at Bible College of NZ.
Appointed to Kapuna Hospital under the United Church of PNG & Solomon Islands 1983
Left NZ 30.3.1983
Stationed at Tonu Health center Feb 1984 – completed term 31 March 1985 and returned to NZ.
Maori Miss - Govt teacher at Rangiahua & helped Miss there,1919-27.
Kokako with Nessie Morgan 2.1928
HARPER, Rev Alexander Reid
w Tui Isabel b 23.2.1909 m 19.5.1943, a Secondary School Teacher.
Reid raised and educated in Dunedin. At University he quickly established himself
as a gifted Greek scholar and tutored in both Greek and Hebrew. He was also an
Theological Hall 1936-38
To New College Edinburgh for one year’s study 1938
Ordained Owaka ClP 24.10.1939 - resigned 1.3.1943
Kaikorai DnP 23.5.1944
Associate Minister St James Wellington 10.2.1955 - resigned 28.2.1961
Hospital Chaplain in Wellington Public Hopital 1954 to 1960
Fordell WgP 27.9.1961 - retired 31.1.1975
“Reid had a love for the Bible and, in his ministry, had a preference for evangelistic
preaching. He was a prolific reader and absorber of information and, even during
his latter years, retained the ability to gain the interest of, and impart his knowledge
to, younger people. Reid’s greatest enjoyment was in taking Communion services.”
HARPER, Sr Janet Barclay
Ord Deac First Ch Invercargill 5.3.1922 res 30.4.1935 ill-health
Welfare Officer Southland Branch of Crippled Children Socy 1936-45
HARPER, Mr N.H.
b 13.12.1912; w Florence May b 21.12.1913 m 1.5.1934
Hall 1968 - he entered Hall 2.1968 & died 1st term.
HARRAY, Rev Alastair Spence M.Sc., M.Th.
w Mary Ann m 20.1.1962
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1961-63
Licensed by Presbytery of Auckland 12.12.1963
Ord St Aidans Hastinghs 6.2.1964 - resigned 1.3.1971 and went overseas.
Assist St Columba Tauranga BPP 30..8.1973, later Assoc. Pres Support Services,
Area Manager Tauranga 1.5.1985 - resigned 11.10.1988
To Minister within the Bounds
Minister Emeritus 28.2.1991
HARRAY, Rev Helen M. B.Theol,. Dip.Min., BA., Dip.Teaching.
Raised in Auckland, trained secondary school teacher
Evangelical background and interested in Celtic spirituality
"I want a church focused on the whole family and relevant to non-churchgoers. Team and lay ministry is important"
Associate Minister, Student Ministry, Dunedin Presbytery, February 2002
Associate Minister (with responsibility for Student Soul), St Stephen’s Leith Valley, Dunedin Presybytery, 1 June 2005, Full-time, 1 July 2006
Associate Minister, Student Ministry, Leith Valley, Dunedin Presbytery, 2007
National Ordained Minister, Leith Valley St Stephen’s Presbytery Church, Southern Presbytery, 7 March 2012. (Continuing at Studentsoul until settlement is made.) - resigned 30 April 2016
Other recognised minister, Southern Presbytery, 30 April 2016
HARRAY, Rev Kenneth Graeme M.Sc.,B.Th.
w Cheryl Ann m 4 December 1976
Theological Hall, 1983-1985
Ordained Assistant St Andrews, Levin, Manawatu Presbytery, 15 December 1985
Associate, Mosgiel-North Taieri, Dunedin Presbytery, 17 September 1989
Interim Moderator, Flagstaff Community Church
Minister Emeritus and Senior Active Minister, 1 June 2016
HARREX, Rev Andrew John Harrex
Licensed by Southern Presbytery to National Ordained Ministry
Ord Lawrence Waitahuna SthP 25.1.2012
HARRIES, Rev Evan Richard
w Gertrude E. b 17.11.1879 m 25.8.1913 d 18.7.1963
From Wales :
Licensed by Pembroke Presbytery, Wales
Ordained by Synod of South Wales Aug 1898
Received by Assembly 16.12.1913
Ind Chalmers Timaru 15.10.1914
St Pauls Wanganui 29.7.1920
St James Auckland AP 27.3.1924 - resigned 31.3.1934 & returned to Wales
HARRIES, Rev Evan Rowland B.A., Dip.Ed.
b 3.12.1911 at Pt. Talbot, South Wales, UK
w (1) Lois Elgar Slyfield b 4.6.1910 m 19.3.1937 d 5.2.1981
w (2) Dorothy Henderson b - m 14.5.1982
Brought to New Zealand by his parents in 1913, the son of a Minister and Missionary
Father who had served for years in Lebanon. Attended Auckland Grammar School and
Auckland University then the New Zealand Bible Training Institute. Both Evan and
Lois accepted for Missionary service, departing New Zealand by ship for the Sudan in
March 1936. His Father officiated at their wedding at Abri in the Nuba Mountains in 1937.
Sudan United Mission – 15 years service
Accepted a teaching Diploma course in London in 1939-40, teaching Arabic to trainee
village school teachers.
Returned to the Sudan in 1940 to re-join Lois who had been nursing at Heiban.
Left the Sudan for New Zealand in 1951 in the interests of their children’s education.
Theological Hall 1951-53
Ordained Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt WnP 17.12.1953
Knox Hamilton 19.3.1959
Mangere East AP 29.9.1967
Waipu NP 24.10.1974
Minister Emeritus 14.1.1977
In retirement acted at Chaplain at Trevellyn Home and also preached in the Waikato and
Bay of Plenty.
“He captured young people. His sermons when directed to children were often in serial
form – wait until next week for the next episode – and they were left on a cliffhanger.
Rowland had a notable pulpit gift. It came from the foundation of his faith – the inspired
word of God in the Bible. In family services Rowland’s skills as a Teacher were clear.
He freely used visual aids – sketching pictures as he preached to illustrate a point. Yet
for all his achievements Rowland was a humble man. His accomplishments shaped the
lives of others.” (From Obit.)
Died 16 January 2004, aged 92.
HARRINGTON, Rev Edward Albert
b 26.2.1918; w Kitty Sarah b 2.5.1909 m 11.3.1950
Ord Maungaturoto NP 28.3.1967
Waipu NP 27.8.1970 res 31.3.1974 & wthd
HARRINGTON, Sr Jessie Elizabeth Mrs J.W. McKenzie
b 13.4.1891 Ricerton;
h James William, McKenzie b 1.1.1888 m 23.9.1919 d 16.7.1970
She was brought up in Paihia; sister of Mrs Phoebe McDiarmid.
PWTI 1913-5, Ord Deac 1918
Childrens Home Dn 1916-7
St Andrews Ashburton 1918-9
m 1919, later story under J.W. McKenzie.
HARRIS, Rev Arthur Clemence
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?)
Undertook two years training with the Salvation Army, then 10 years Christian
work, 8 years as a Salvation Army Officer.
Joined the Home Missionary service 1.3.1934. Took the HM course 1935.
HM Ormond Gisborne 1.3.1934; Ord HM 27.3.1936
Rep : very satisfactory HM.
Resigned 31.3.1938 to take up business.
HARRIS, Mr C.C.
HM Invercargill Outfields 1922 res 1923 & wthd
HARRIS, Mr I.M.B.
HM Whakatane - term expired 1928
HARRIS, Mr Ian William M.A.
Meth Ch; Cant Univ BA; Ak Univ MA (Hons Eng); worked Ak Star 1957-9; Dept of Educ,
Head of Eng Dept, Salatiga, Indonesia; Ak Star 1973-5, sub-editor, leader writer, editorial
manager, 1980 Assist Editor; Electronic Communications Div NZ News Ltd - development
Director of Communications PCNZ Wn Ind 4.2.1986
HARRIS, Mr John Henry
w Marjorie Alice b 17.2.1903 m 27.3.1939
Superintendent PSSA Southland, Invercargill, appointed 16.11.1945 - resigned 30.6.1950 & withdrew.
HARRIS, Rev Kevyn
St Andrew's Uniting Church, Whangarei Northern Presbytery 2009
Other recognised ministry, Northern Presbytery, 1 July 2015
Minister, St. Andrew's, New Plymouth, Presbytery Central - Nukuhau Tapu, 16 April 2016
HARRIS , Rev Michael Bawden [previously known as MIchael Bawden-Harris]
b 10.7.1856 at Adelaide, Australia.
w Jane b 20.7.1865 (one other record incorrectly states 10 July 1865) m 10.7.1884 d 15.10.1950
Noted as a "Shopkeeper" at the time of his marriage in 1884.
Name hyphenated until he came to New Zealand.
Ordained in the Congregational Church 1890.
Served in several Churches in Australia, last parish noted as Brisbane.
Came to NZ in 1908 to take charge of the Congregational Church at Alicetown Congregational Church,
Alicetown, Lower Hutt - served 3 years.
In 1911 he applied for admission to the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand and was received in full
Wadestown, Wellington WnP 1912
"[He] was innovative, helping to start an ecumenical Mutual Improvement Society in Wadestown which
had lectures, debates and readings.... He insisted they [the Sunday School] re-stocked and re-opened
their library... being closed five years earlier."
Pahiatua MnP 16.1.1913
Levin MnP 1.3.1916
Whakatane BPP 28.10.1925 - resigned 31.10.1928 owing to failing health and moved to Auckland.
Avondale Auckland AP (Supply), - Retired 28.10.1931 on serious breakdown in health.
Bedridden for ten years prior to his death.
"Amidst all his suffering he had a living faith in Christs, and that faith never wavered. During a long
Ministry extending over 50 years, he was faithful to Christ, His Church, and the Kingdom of God."
Died at Avondale Auckland 29.6.1943.
Interred in the Waitake Cemetery [COLUMBARIUM NICHE WALL VLT Row Vlt, Plot 3VL]
HARRIS, Rev Neville Clive
w Rosemary m 2.12.1961
Hall 1964, broke course after 1 yr to do Hosp Intern Course 1965; resumed Hall
Ord Mackenzie SCP 12.12.1967
Te Kauwhata SAP 15.7.1971
St Enochs Tauranga BPP 2.2.1978
Coromandel-Whitianga WkP 27.10.1988
Counselling position 31.1.1994
Minister Emeritus Feb 1994
HARRIS, Rev Phyllis
Lincoln Union Church, Christchurch CHP 2009
HARRIS, Mr R.
HM Henderson-Hobsonville AP 1950
Kumeu AP 1952
HARRIS, Rev Rodney Charles Lewis
b 9 March 1927; w Margaret Joan b 8 February 1926 m 2 July 1955
Ordained Clevedon, South Auckland Presbytery, 9 February 1967 - resigned 31 January 1969
From 1969-1974 he was involved with Assemblies of God, as layman, Board member,
preaching, leading Bible studies, counselling etc.
Rresigned from ministry of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 20 February 1970;
3 months in Thailand with Christian literature programme.
In June1974 he joined First Church Papakura as a member.
He applied to be accepted back as minister to Assembly 1975 - declined.
He applied again to Assembly 1983 and was accepted.
Assistant, First Church Papakura South Auckland Presbytery, 20 January 1984
Church of the Good Shepherd, Otara South Auckland Presbytery Stated Supply, 8 February 1990
Minister Emeritus, 30 June 1990
Resigned from the Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand, 31 March 1992, a
Also listed as minister emeritus, Kaimai Presbytery
Died 2 July 2015
HARRISON, Sr Eleanor (Mrs Simpson)
h. John Simpson b.(?) m.1912 d.(?)
Brought up in Central Otago, her Father owning Nevis Station. After the big snow
fall of 1895, they lost all their sheep and were forced to move to Green Island, Dunedin.
Taught Sunday School at Concord until she entered the PWTI.
Presbyterian Women’sTraining Institute, Dunedin 1905-06.
St Andrews Dunedin DnP - relieving 1907.
After her marriage in 1912, she moved with her husband to Waitahuna.
Entered Margaret Wilson Home, Timaru as their first patient in 1966.
Died at Timaru (Date unknown)
HART, Rev ArthurVictor & Mrs Hart
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?)
Two years High School education and attended the Auckland Bible Training Institute,
formerly a Farmer and Hospital Orderly, undertaking voluntary Mission work.
Joined the Home Missionary service 5.2.1945
Coromandel-Whitianga WkP 1946
Hauraki Plains WkP 1948
Tokomaru Bay GP 1950 (commenced the Theological Hall correspondence course in 1950);
Resigned in 1953 and withdrew from HM service.
David Hogg Memorial Hostel Whakatane, Master & Matron 1966.
HART, Rev Roger
Ord LOM Knox, Waimate South Canterbury Presbytery 12 October 2005
Removed from Ministerial Roll 2014
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