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HERRON, Rev Alan Craig B.A., M.A., B.D., S.T.M. (Union NY)
b. Auckland 28.8.1929;
w. Shona Mary McArthur b. Christchurch 12.3.1928 m. 19.5.1955. Shona holds a
Karitane Nursing Certificate.
Alan educated at Otago Boys High School and Otago University.
Theological Hall 1952-54
Granted the Begg Travelling Scholarship and studied at New College, Edinburgh
for one year and at the Union Seminary, New York, USA.
Ordained Invercargill Outdistricts 29.8.1957 - resigned 5.10.1961
To All Saints College (Mission Course), Sydney for preparation prior to overseas
mision work 19.1.1962
Trinity College Singapore, appointed as Lecturer 1962.
London for special study 24.8.1966; back to Singapore 28.12.1967.
Trinity Coll & University of Singapore, Lecturer 12.1967; returned to NZ with wife
and family Dec 1974, as Shona's health could not survive the tropics.
Off Mission staff 4.8.1976.
St Marks Collegiate Chch 17.2.1977
St Andrews Blenheim 20.3.1984
Minister Emeritus 31.10.1994.
Son of Very Rev. D.C. Herron
Died 12 March 2013
HERRON, Very Rev David Craig C.B.E.,M.C.,M.A.,D.D.(St Andrews)
w Edith S. b 23.3.1893 m 17.6.1919 d 17.7.1979
Attended School at Pukerau; worked for three years on his Father’s farm; then
employed as a clerk in the NZ Railways Dept for 7 years. Went to Glasgow
University and the Free Church College for Theological studies 1911.
Licensed by Glasgow Presbytery 21.4.1915
Ordained by Presbytery of Wellington as Chaplain to 1st NZEF 21.1.1916;
War service 17.1.1916 to 31.10.1919
St Davids Auckland AP 11.12.1919
Knox Church Dunedin DnP 12.6.1930 - retired 31.3.1950
Moderator of Assembly 1943; Convener of the Theological Hall Committee
from 1939; member of the Otago University Council; member of Senate of the
University of NZ; Pro-Chancellor of University of NZ for 3 years; Chancellor
of Otago University for 10 years.
Father of Rev A.C. Herron.
HERRON, Rev Dr Douglas G.M.
Napier West HBP- 6 mths supply from 1.4.1988
HERVIAS, Rev Romeo C.
Baptist Pastor from Philippines
Theological Hall 1980
HESLOP, Miss Letitia Jane
b 30.9.1908 at Irwell, NZ
Miss India - qualified nurse
Jagadhri Hosp, Punjab India - went to India 4.1.1938 for 18 mths to relieve in Hosp.
HESS, Rev Wayne B.A.,D.Min.,D.D.
Franklin West Co-op SAP 9.2.1990
HETA, Rev George
w Rangi m 9.9.1961
Theological Hall 1973-76
Ordained Opoho Dunedin for work with Maoris (Honorary) 26.8.1979
Waimana - Honorary 11.6.1980
Auckland Maori Pastorate - Honorary 9.2.1986
Minister Emeritus 30.1.1994
Died early March 2011
HETHERINGTON, Rev William
born 4 May 1879 (or 4 May 1884), Scotland
wife: (1) Janet, married prior to 1913, died 28 September 1929, interred Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
wife: (2) Annie Florance Margaret born 19 August 1904, died 10 August 1966
Formerly a Storekeeper. Three years High School education and took part of the Home Missionary course. Joined Home Missionary service 1927.
Home Mission, Ohai, Southland Presbytery, 1927 (11 months)
Hedgehope, Southland Presbytery, 1928 (3 years), Ordained Home Missionary, 25 November 1930
Kumara, Westland Presbytery, 1930
Pukemiro, Waikato Presbytery, 1933
Waitara, Taranaki Presbytery, 1937
Ohakune and Raetihi, Wanganui Presbytery, 1941
Normanby-Okaiawa, Taranaki Presbytery, 1946 - retired 1 June 1949; to Waitara 1953
Served some time in vacant parishes.
Died 17 April 1963
HEWAT, Rev Robert A. (Bob)
Pio Pio Co-op WkP 12.1975
Bell Block Co-op, TkP 2.1980
Waikohu Co-op, Te Karaka GP 14.7.1988, ret 31.5.1993
HEWITSON, Miss Anne
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1984
HEWITSON, Very Rev. Prof. William B.A.
b 25 October 1860 Smythsdale Victoria Australia, second child of three siblings, a Methodist family.
w Margaret b 14 August 1858 m 19 February 1889 d 22 September 1934
Educated at a private school for boys in Clunes (Latin, French and Mathematics)
and Ballarat High School, 1865-1875, two years a clerk at Criterion House, a drapery in Ballerat,
then entered the Union Bank of Australia 1879-1883. His mind turned to
the ministry and he went to Melbourne University (B.A. 1886), then the Presbyterian Church of Victoria
Ormond Theological College at Melbourne, completed 1890
Licenced by the Presbytery of Melbourne, Presbyterian Church of Victoria 1888
Ordained Brunswick Presbyterian Church of Victoria as Collegue and Sucessor to Rev A MacVean 15 May 1890 to 4 June 1895
To New Zealand 1895 -
Called to Knox Church Dunedin Presbytery Inducted 9 July 1895 - resigned 31 December 1908
Master of Knox College Dunedin and Professor of Practical Training, Theological Hall, Dunedin,
appointed 1 January 1909, Inducted 13 April 1909 - retired 31 December 1928
(Proper title of Chair was ‘Professor of English Bible and Practical Training’.
Moderator of the General Assembly 1928
On Union in 1901 he was appointed Convener of the Foreign Missions Committee and for 21 years
was the Foreign Mission statesman of Presbyterian Church of New Zealand; Convener of the Publications
Committee; was known by students among themselves as ‘Bramah’. He was twice nominated as
Moderator of Assembly, but on the first occasion ill-health prevented him from accepting. After his
retirement he remained Convener of the Publications Committee, and still took an active interest in
the life and work of the Church.
‘He brought to his duties physical vigour, fine culture, social influence, moral power, and religious
enthusiasm, together with the rich experience of a large ministry.’
(Motion of Theological Education Committee )
Mrs Hewitson was very active in the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union.
Died suddenly 8 December 1932 Dunedin aged 72, interred in the Northern Cemetary near Knox College.
HEWITT, Rev John Bates Holt
b. (?) Northern Ireland
To England at 10 years of age, from age 15-18 he was a student of Theology.
To New Zealand, taught in Otago Public Schools and at Queen’s Collegiate School, Auckland.
Studied under the Rev William Bannerman of Clutha.
To the United States of America and presumably ordained there -
14 years a Minister in America 1876 to c.1890
To Australia -
Received by the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales 1890 (only 1 year on roll).
HEWITT, Miss Patricia
b. Hastings 3.7.1927
Educated at Hastings High School. General Nursing Course at Dannevirke Hospital (1948),
Maternity Course at Whakatane Hospital (1950), Plastic Surgery Certficate at Burwood
Hospital Christchurch (1952), Post-graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration (1961),
and Midwifery course at Wellington Hospital (1965).
Not required to attend Deaconess College, however undertook some study under the
Chrsitian Education Department.
Commissioned as a Missionary at Waipukurau 10.6.1965
Missionary Nurse New Hebrides (Vanuatu), appt. to Vaemali Hospital 7.6.1965
To All Saints College Sydney for language preparation 1965; then to -
Vaemali Hospital Vanuatu 11.1965
Returned to NZ after 12 years service 7.7.1977, off Mission staff 31.1.1978
HEWSON, Rev Arthur Ian
b 11.5.1923 at Timaru
w Barbara Squire m 24.10.1953
Theological Hall Duendin 1950 - 1952
Ord Kelso MtP 14.5.1953
Takapau-Norsewood HBP 12.9.1957
St Peters Napier 12.9.1963
Martinborough WpP 21.8.1966
St James Union Masterton WpP 26.2.1974
St Marks Palmerston Nth 18.6.1981 ret 31.7.1988
“Ian was born in South Canterbury in 1923. He grew up on his parents' farm in the Esk Valley
area near St Andrew's just South of Timaru. Went to the small country school there. Timaru
Boys High School shaped a love of teaching and the euphonium. His parents were stalwarts
of the Presbyterian Church. His father wounded in WWI, a quiet man who Ian said taught
him compassion. His mother a true pioneer woman, a founder of the PWMU in the parish,
ran the farm during the war years. Ian set out to become a teacher, but got called up after
only one term teaching. He served overseas in Italy and was wounded in the leg at Farenza.
He saw his special friend Don Buchanan killed. His interest in the peace movement began
about this time.
Returning to NZ after the war was an unsettled time for him as for many others. He
remembered the SCM and Moral Rearmament as movements that assisted him to readjust.
Eventually, he enrolled at Otago University and set out as a divinity student for the PCNZ.
His time in the Theological Hall both excited and drew him out. There from 1950-1952 the
church was beginning a period of expansion which became the New Life Movement. He
remembered the excitement of learning to use radio with Lloyd Geering, then minister at
Ordained in early 1953 he began ministry in the Heriot-Kelso parish in the Mataura
Presbytery. He and Barbara Squire married in October of that year, having met each other
at a Bible Class conference in Invercargill. They began a long and fruitful ministry together.
When he retired in 1988 he returned to Masterton to take up his many retirement interests.
In retirement he loved the time to read without interruption. He expressed his love of
singing by becoming a tenor in the Wairarapa Singers; they sang "Thine Be the Glory" at
his funeral. He had always maintained an interest in the RSA. And he developed his interest
in bowling. He served many years on the Board of Presbyterian Support Central, where his
advice was always wise, and his influence on other members always gracious.
He felt for the underdog and the litle people in his ministry. Experiences from being bullied
at secondary school, and the years in the army and the war encouraged the growth of his
compassion. He and Barbara experienced tragedy themselves when their 17 year old son
was killed in a motorbike accident. He loved to talk through with the people in his care the
great life experiences of birth, death and marriage. His pastoral care of people after
funerals was exemplary. He communicated a rich enjoyment of life to ordinary folk and his
family. He loved good food and conversation. He enjoyed watching rugby, hockey and
cricket. He was thoughtful man, setting up study groups and joining the Sea of Faith to
keep in touch with the latest thinking. He kept his spirit alive during his last illness,
seeing it as part of life under God.” (from Obit.)
Died 13 June 2001
HEWSON, Mrs J. see Kingan, Rae
HEWSON, Sr Margaret Moira
Deac Coll 1947-9; completed probation, Ord 1950
PSSA City Deac Wn 1.12.1949
1st woman member of WnP, commissioned elder from St James 1956; Rep 1957: at Chch
Ass one of 1st women, to be a member of Ass.
Died 29.12.1958 in office, aged 40
HEY, Rev Roger J.E.
Hosp Chap Ak (Carrington Hosp) 1980-9-
HEYWARD, Mr S.R.
HM Katikati WkP 1924
Ross WsP 1927 res 1929 & wthd fr HM serv
HICKS, Mr George James
b. 8.4.1916, unmarried.
Formerly a Landscape Gardener, undertok studies to BA standard at University in
Psycology, Logic & Ethics, Political Science, Economics and terms in five other
subjects. Spent two years at the Theological Hall.
Joined the Home Missionary service 16.5.1945
HM Eketahuna WpP 1946, resigned to accept other employment.
HICKS, Rev Glenda B.Sc.
Grew up on Stewart Island, great-granddaughter of a founding member of Oban Presbyterian Church
Educated on Stewart Island and in Invercargill
Bachelor of Science, Otago University
Voluntary Worker at the City Mission and Open Door Centre and attended St John's Latimer Square, the City Mission Church, Christchurch, 1970s
Ordained Auckland Diocese, 1990
Senior Ecumenical Chaplain, Lincoln University, Canterbury for 12 years
Interim priest in charge, combined Anglican and Presbyterian Churches, Akaroa, Alpine Presbytery, June 2015
HIDDLESTONE, Rev John M.B.E.,E.D.
b 19.3.1893; w Elizabeth Dorothea b 20.10.1896 m 30.11.1923
Bapt Ch Min - recd at Ass 1.11.1946 as Min of PCNZ; Chap during WW2, became Pris of
War in Crete, released 1945.
Ind Tasman & Moutere Hills NMP 17.12.1946 res 31.3.1950 thr ill-health & wthd;
HIGHET, Rev Joseph Malcolm Henry (known as Malcom) Ll.B.
w Margaret Leighton b 22.2.1920 m 27.8.1943 d.(?)
First Echelon, Middle East, World War Two.
Theological Hall Dunedin 1949-51
(Student Supply Corstorphine)
Ordained Assistant Minsiter St Pauls Oamaru NOP 31.1.1952
Eveline Oamaru NOP 23.7.1953
Trinity Timaru SCP 26.5.1955
St Pauls Invercargill SP 24.8.1961
Knox Gonville Wanganui WgP 4.2.1969
Johnsonville Union WnP 31.1.1974
Maheno-Incholme NOP 2.2.1978
Minister Emeritus 31.1.1982
Retired to Geraldine.
Died 14 March 2010 at Timaru.
HIGHT, Deacon Dianne C.
Te Aroha Co-op WkP 1.2.1991
HILDER, Rev B.J.
Moutere Hills NMP 2.1975 to 1985
HILDRETH, Rev Errol Alton L.Th.
w Barbara Joan m 1.2.1958
From Baptist Church, Ordained 1957; received by the PCNZ General Assembly 1982
Heriot MtP SS 1982
Waikouaiti DnP 3.7.1983
Kaiapoi Co-op ChP 16.11.1989
Minister Emeritus 30.11.1994
HILL, Mrs Alice H. Dip.Min., CPED(Basic).
Licensed at Okauia Campsite l.12.1992
Ordained Te Aroha Co-op WkP, 15.12.1992
St.David’s (Owhata) Rotorua BPP Jul 1996
Minister Emeritus Jun 2001
HILL, Deacon Desmond A.
Okato Co-op TkP 1.2.1991
HILL, Dr Graham Lancelot M.B., Ch.B. (Rumah Sakit Immanuel), F.R.A.C.S.
b. Dunedin w. Bartha Finna De Bres m 1.2.1964
Educated at Kings High School Dunedin.
Accepted as candidate in training for Mission service Aug 1963
Graduated from Otago Medical School 1964. Demonstrator in Anatomy Dunedin Hospital 1965.
Active in Crusader work, Bible Studies and Sunday School teaching.
Sat (primary) F.R.A.C.S. 1965, Teaching Fellow in Surgery 1966, Surgical Registrar 1967-68,
Medical Missionary Indonesia, app May 1968 as Lecturer in Surgery.
To Bandung, Indonesia 14.1.1969, thence to Hong Kong for study.
Returned to NZ to sit for his F.R.A.C.S. 17.9.1969
Left Hong Kong for Singapore 25.8.1970, arr Indonesia 9.9.1970
Lecturer in Surgery, Indonesia.
Returned to NZ for medical reasons 18.10.1971
Resigned 31.12.1971 & withdrew.
Moderator Synod of Otago & Southland 2012
Died 28 February 2013
HILL, Rev James
from United Presbyterian Church, late of Scone Scotland.
Licensed by the Edinburgh Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland 1853
Ordained by the Perth Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland 4 Jan 185? (1853?)
Arrived in Auckland 1863.
Inducted at St Andrews Auckland as a colleague of the Rev David Bruce 3.11.1863
St James Auckland 19.7.1864 (Their first Minister). Name of Church changed to ‘Wellington Street’
during his Ministry.
Thames WkP 28.10.1868
Lyttelton ChP 14.6.1877
Devonport Auckland NSP 22.8.1889 ret 4.1896
Moderator of Northern Assembly 1873; commodious Church built at Devonport during his ministry.
Died 31 Dec 1897
HILL, Rev James Kori (surname changed from Katene)
b. 3.6.1926 at Moteo, Napier.
w. Pearl August (of Ruatahuna) b. 14.12.1926 m. 22.9.1945
Educated at Rangitahi Maori School and at te Whaiti Maori Boys’ Farm.
Employed for some years with the Ministry of Works.
Maori Theological College Whakatane 1957-59
Waimana Maori Pastorate 1960
Taupo Maori Pastorate 28.1.1961 (as Probationer)
Ord Taupo Maori Pastorate 16.6.1962
Taumarunui Maori Pastorate 5.2.1969
Tongariro Prison Farm 6.1976 - resigned 15.9.1978 and withdrew.
Minister within the Bounds (Te Aka Puaho) Sept 1978
Died 27 Oct 2004
HILL, Rev Robert Baillie
b 9.11.1863; w Isabella b 25.1.1862 m 22.3.1911
fr Scot; Min in Scot & then a Miss to soldiers & sailors at Gibraltar.
HM Stewart Is SP 1912
Tjuatapere SP 1917
Hedgehope SP 1921
South Molyneux ClP 1927, raised to full status 22.11.1928
Died 20.3.1929 Dn.
HILL, Rev Sydney Ellis
b 28.10.1875 born at sea on one of his Father’s ships;
w. Marion b 29.3.1876 m 28.10.1902 d 17.3.1947
He grew up in Glasgow; in his teens was engaged in slum work in Bridgegate Mission;
in his early 20’s he commenced as Missioner in Pollockshields where he served 7 years
under the Rev James Jeffrey. Came to NZ in 1902 and was placed as a Home Missionary.
HM Woodville MnP 1902-4
Received by the General Assembly 1903 as 1st year student in the Theological Hall in
a 2 year course (without University pre-requisite).
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1905-7
During vacations 1905-6 he took services at Purakanui, and on alternate Sundays during
Licensed by Dunedin Presbytery 22.11.1907
Ord Taradale & Clive HBP 15.1.1908
Lincoln ChP 21.12.1909
Tapanui MtP 13.12.1916
Ellerslie, Auckland AP 7.7.1927
Died 8.1.1935 after a long & painful illness.
HILL, Mr T.G.C. & Mrs
Son of Rev S.E. Hill above.
They offered to do colporteur work 1932. They had a van & were prepared to go
anywhere. The Ch Ex Com took them on for 6 mths & sent them to Nth Ak. A small
amount of literature was provided for them. It was decided not to continue after the 6
mths were up. There was little demand for the literature. It was felt that a larger van
with full range of equipment might have been more successful.
HILLEBRAND, Rev Herbert W. B.A.,B.D.
Born 24 March 1918 near Napolean, Missouri, USA.
Attended Elmshurst College in Illinois and Eden Theological Seminary.
Ordained in 1947 as a Minister of the United Church of Christ, USA (member of Reformed
Specialised in Hospital Chaplaincy and supervised Clinical Pastoral Education in a number
of places, including the University of Michigan Medical Centre, Washington D.C. Hospital, and
Oral Roberts City of Faith, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Received by the General Assembly of the Presbyyterian Church of New Zealand 1963;
Chaplain Wakari Hospital Dunedin (with PSSA Dunedin) 17.10.1963 - Resigned 18.8.1967
Taught at Knox Theological Hall while at Wakari Hospital.
Died 7 Dec 2008 at Miami, Florida, aged 90 years.
HILLIER, Mr J.R. & Mrs
Tumanako Maori Boys Hostel, Domett Ave Ak,
Master & Matron 2.1971 res 12.1971
HILLS, Rev Derrick Grant B.Th., A.I.I.N.Z
w Jillian Margaret m 31.1.1987
Theological Hall 1986-87
Licensed at Musselburgh Dunedin 22.11.1987
Ordained Rakaia AsP 31.1.1988
Assistant Minister Invercargill North SP 7.10.1990
North Invercargill - in charge SP 20.10.1991
Moderator of Southland Presbytery 2000
St Andrew’s Te Puke BP Feb 2001
Resigned from Ministerial Roll 1 May 2006
HILVERDA, Sr Martha
b 25.10.1913 in Holland
Arrived New Zealand c. 1936
Deaconess College 1954-56;
Ordained Deaconess DnP 17.10.1957
PSSA Iona Home Oamaru 17.9.1957 to 12.1960
PSSA Ross Home Dunedin 1962 - retired 1963
Died 3 Sept 1986 at Dunedin. Interred in Green Park Cemetery Dunedin
HINCHCLIFF, Rev John Clarence M.A.(Hon), M.A., Ph.D.
w Laurie Danz m 5.7.1964
A NZer who did his theological course in Jerusalem;
Ordained by United Pres Ch USA 1970, and served in that Church for several years.
Applied to Ass 1973 to be recd into PCNZ as Min - granted.
Inducted as Chaplain Maclaurin Chapel Auckland University (under NCC) 29.7.1973
Resigned 31.12.1979 - to Dept of Humanities, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Returned to Auckland 4.1985.
Support Services Auckland, Assoc AP.
HIND, Rev Eric Charles M.Sc.
b 8 December 1927
w Ngaire b 25 April 1928 m 12 May 1953
A teacher before entering ministry
Ordained Motueka-Riwaka, Nelson-Marlborough Presbytery, 7 December 1966
St Margarets (Bishopdale), Christchurch, 6 December 1973
Minister Emeritus 29 February 1988
HINES, Rev Douglas
b 8.2.1921; w Elsie Evelyn b 8.12.1928 m 14.11.1951
HM Mt Maunganui BPP 6.4.1953
Ross WsP 1955, Ord HM 19.9.1956
Hall 1959 (emergency course) - res 11.1959 on acct of accident, & resulting ill-health,
HIRD, Rev David M.A.,B.D.
w Laura b 24.3.1874 m 24.3.1903 d 14.12.1958
Student at Mansfield College Oxford 1892-1896
He came to NZ as a Minister of the Congregational Church and became Minister of
Congregational Church in Christchurch; elected Chairman of the Congregational Union
for a term. Feeling that NZ did not need a Congregational Church in addition to its well
established Presbyterian Church, he decided to join the PCNZ, returning to the ways of
his Scottish ancestors.
Licensed by the Waikato Presbytery and Licensed by the Auckland Presbytery of the
Congregational Church 1897 [this conflicts with above which indicates that he was
already a minister of the Congregational Church when he arrived in NZ]
He applied to be received by the PCNZ General Assembly as a Minister; received 16.12.1913.
Ind Rotorua BPP 21.1.1914
Opotiki BPP 3.9.1919 - He had been leader of movement for a separate Presbytery for the
Bay of Plenty, and when it was formed he was their first Moderator.
Died 6.11.1930 while undergoing medical treatment in Auckland.
HITCH, Rev R.
HM Frasertown GP 1915
Gonville Wanganui 1916 res 1917
HITCHINS, Mrs W. see Campbell, Betty
HITCHCOCK, Rev Herbert Webster (Bert) B.A.
b 6.11.1903 Halifax Yorkshire England;
w Elsie Margaret b 22.4.1908 m 16.4.1931 d 19.6.1993
He came to NZ as a young man, and worked on staff of the Lands & Survey Dept Auckland.
He gained his BA from Auckland University.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1927-28 (as a Methodist student)
Received by the PCNZ 28.11.1928
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1929 (3rd year as Presbyterian student)
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 8.10.1929
Ord Miramar, Wellington WnP 17.10.1929
Clevedon SAP 31.1.1933
Cambridge WkP 20.5.1937
He served full time as Chaplain in Army Camps in NZ 1942-3, and then returned to
Resigned 15.3.1946 - to United Kingdom.
Ratho (near Edinburgh) 1947
Returned to NZ :
Thames WkP 2.9.1948
Wairoa GP 6.9.1951
Northcote NSP 19.9.1963 - retired 6.12.1968
He composed music, notably Christmas Carols in 3 books; published vol of children’s
Died 23.2.1990 at Auckland.
HOBBS, Rev William Pierce
b 26.10.1901; w Gladys Ivy b 21.2.1902 m 20.1.1940 d 28.3.1993.
He was an officer in Salv Army; joined HM staff in 1957.
HM Dargaville Outfields NP 7.1957
Training course for HMs completed 1959; Ord HM early 1960. It was intended to bring
his name before Ass 1962 to be raised to full status.
Died 24.8.1962 Ak in office, aged 60
HODDER, Rev John Edward M.A., B.A., B.D., Dip.Theol., Dip.Ed.
b 16.1.1932 at Levin
w (1) Terrclaire Fay m 18.12.1954 div
w (2) Valarie Clare m 1.9.1973
HM Mt Maunganui BPP 2.1955
Theological Hall 1958-60
Ordained St Davids Hastings 8.12.1960 res31.8.1967
St Andrews & Knox New Plymouth SS 1.11.1981
Hon Assist St Andrews New Plymouth, half-time 12.4.1988
(supply from 11.1987)
“Since 1967 John’s teaching career covered three quite different institutions : Lindisfarne
College, Otorohanga College, and since 1978 a tutor at Taranaki Polytechnic and Education
Officer at New Plymouth Regional Prison. He will be remembered for his support of many
individuals and families undergoing crisis or stress; for his creativity in the pulpit or
classroom, for his clear writing; his involvement in numerous community activities and for
his ecumenical interests.” (From Obit)
Died 25.9.1992, in office.
HODDER, Mr L.J.
HM Mt Maunganui BPP 1954
Waitati DnP 1958 ret 1960
HODGSON, Rev John Robert Penney B.Soc.Sc.
w Mary Rose b 16.6.1957 m 8.1.1977
Ord Putaruru WkP 2.9.1981 res 30.6.1983
Shannon MnP 31.5.1984 - resigned 1.6.1986 and withdrew.
Lodged Certificate May 1986
Honorary Associate Minister, Mt Eden-Greyfriars Presbyterian Church NthP
Other Recognised Minister 22 January 2012
Removed from Roll (Inactive in Ordained Ministry) 19 November 2013
HODSON, Rev Leonard John
b 19.12.1883 Brighton, England
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?) d.(?)
Employed by an Insurance Company in London; then Sports Master at a Grammar
School from c. 1900; in 1908 went to Australia. Took a course at the Theological College
Bendigo; Curate of Bendigo for the Anglican Church for 3 years. Returned to England
in 1911; attended the Bible Training Institute Glasgow, Graduating in 1913.
Dr Gibb appealed for HM staff at that time; he responded and came to NZ in 1913.
HM Eketahuna WpP 1913, Ord HM 1914
Helensville AP 1915
Takapau HBP 1918
Awhitu SAP 1922
Visited England 1924; returned to NZ 1924
Orepuki SP 1925
Waianiwa SP 1929
St Andrews SCP 1933
(Leave of absence Apr 1936 to 18.4.1937)
Apiti WgP 1937
Avondale AP 1941 ret 1950
In retirement - Featherston (supply) 1952
Also short terms of supply in the Auckland area.
HOETE, Rev Mervyn
Amorangi Minister, Putauaki Maori Pastorate, Te Aka Puaho, 10 March 2007
HOGG, Sr Alison I.
Ord Deac by WgP 15.12.1906 to assist Mr Fletcher at Taupo 30.1.1907
Tiroa, Taumarunui (her centre) 1908 res 1910 for health reasons, & spent 2 yrs teaching -
Waimiha Native School 1910-2
Rep 1939: She has reached the stage when Deacs retire (1939). So she has res, but the
Com asked her to continue with her ministry to children at Taumarunui & in the Child
Welfare & Social Service work, which she does so effectively - part-time serv only
res fully 1947.
HOGG, Miss Alison
fr Whakatane - Office Assist Maori Synod 1.2.1945
HOGG, Rev David
From United Presbyterian Church, Scotland.
Arrived Wellington December 1852 - Ordained 1853
Wanganui 1853 - resigned 1866 due to ill-health.
‘He came to Wellington on eve of Christmas 1852 for the sake of his health,and narrowly escaped in Palliser
Bay where the “Slains Castle” hung for hours on a dangerous reef, but was eventually floated off on the
He went to Wanganui in January 1853. His first Church was of toitoi and he had an attendance of about 30.
His was a truly pioneer ministry. He lived for years with his family in a small four roomed cottage, unlined,
on $200 a year, his wife grinding all the flour needed in a little steel hand mill. When not trudging along
muddy and uneven cattle tracks he rode a bullock.
A new Church was built in 1854.
With Rev Richard Taylor, sent to Putiki, Wanganui, by Bishop Selwyn in 1843, they established a roster of
visits to Thomas McWilliams, a Scottish farmer and miller, at Matarawa, later the site of a historic church built
After thirteen years of arduous labour he resigned through ill-health in 1866; he lived in Wanganui till
December 1874 when his name disappears from records.
Resided in a Lunatic Asylum, Adelaide Road, Wellington – had been there some years.
Died 2 June 1880
HOGG, Rev Henry (Harry)
b 23.7.1881 near Wanganui; w Eleanor Maud b 30.1.1884 m 6.4.1909 pred h
In 1906 he went to Hope Lodge, a miss training Coll near Adelaide Aust. After serving the
Sth Aust Pres Ch in one of its most Northerly HM stations, he returned to NZ & entered HM
Weber & Wainui HBP 1909
Utiku WgP 1910
Halcombe WgP 1911
to Bolivian Miss 1912; after 5 yrs returned to NZ.
Carterton WpP supply 1918, while its Min was at WW1.
Ord Waitahuna 1.12.1922
Winton SP 16.12.1925
Weston NOP 3.2.1931
Opoho DnP 19.3.1936
Whakatane BPP 17.7.1940 ret 30.11.1944
Supplied at Taupo, Reporoa & Maori stations in ret;
Father of Mrs J. Ross Murray, Maori Boys Training Farm, Te Whaiti and Miss Alison Hogg.
Died 23.7.1967 Hamilton
HOGG, Rev William H.
b. 1820, Bellasis, County Cavan, Ireland.
w.Eliza Morrow, a Daughter of Robert Morrow, Rockville, County Cavan. Married at Presbyterian Church, Ballyjamesduff to William Hogg, Clergyman of Drumkernan Manor, Killyshandra, County Cavan, Ireland, 5th August 1852
Educated at Old College, Belfast GC 1843.
Licensed by the Presbytery of Baillieborough (Presbyterian Church of Ireland), 23 December 1845
Ordained Brandon, 30 June 1848
Agent Belfast Town Mission, 1848 to 1851
Inducted to Drumkeeran, 29 May 1855 to April 1855
Inducted to Ballyjamesduff, 30 May 1855 to 21 July 1863
To New Zealand –
Arrived Christchurch, 8 December 1863, and received into (Northern) Presbyterian Church of New Zealand
Amuri, Christchurch Presbytery, January 1864 - pioneer Minister of district - resigned January 1872
Ross, Westland Presbytery, February 1872 - resigned 1874, but his resignation lay on the table for 2 years while he concentrated on the district round Stafford (Westland). He left finally for Sydney on 8 October 1876.
To Australia –
Received by the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales – without charge
Received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, 20 March 1877
Inducted to Warracknabeal 9 June 1880 to 5 May 1886 (regarded as elderly and not very active)
Returned to New Zealand -
He brought a petition from the Presbyterian Church of Victoria requesting that he be received as a Minister, and presented it to the 1887 Assembly. It was accepted by the Assembly and he was received back again.
He returned to New Zealand when an old man and was noted as living at Goldsborough in 1899.
Died 8 August 1900
HOH, Miss Yiu Lam ("Little Miss Hoh")
A Teacher at the NZ Presbyterian Church Canton Villages Mission Tak Kei Girls’ Boarding School
at Kong Chuen from c.1930’s to closure of the Mission in 1951. After retirement she lived in Hong Kong
and continued to receive an annual annuity from the NZ Church for her valued services.
Sister of “Big Miss Hoh”
Died Hong Kong Dec 1969.
HOH, Miss Yee Lam ("Big Miss Hoh")
A Teacher at the NZ Presbyterian Church Canton Villages Mission Tak Kei Girls’ Boarding School
at Kong Chuen from c.1930’s to closure of the Mission in 1951. After retirement she lived in Hong Kong
and continued to receive an annual annuity from the NZ Church for her valued services.
Sister of “Little Miss Hoh”
Died Hong Kong c.1979-80
HOLDAWAY, Rev Graeme
b 13 May 1928;
w (1) Elizabeth Heather m10 October 1953
w (2) Robin Fiona m 18 August 1984
Home Missionary Awhitu South Auckland Presbytery 1957
Theological Hall 1961-1963
Ordained Ngakuru-Reporoa Bay of Plenty Presbytery 27 November 1963
Kihikihi Waikato Presbytery 20 February 969
Chaplain Tokanui Hospital WkP 18 September 1975
Minister Emeritus 31 January 1989
Long-term resident at Matariki Hospital Te Awamutu
d 13 February 2015
HOLDING, Rev Geoffrey (Geoff) D. BTh., Dip.Min.
Theological Hall 1990-92
Ordained East Gore MtP 31.10.1993
Wallacetown SP Jan 1999
Minister within the Bounds SP 31 May 2005
HOLLAND, Rev Richard (Dick) Dawson B.A. B.Th. Dip.Min.
w Vickie Susan m 3.5.1974
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, 1967
Theological Hall 1983-5
Certificate of Completion, Malua Theological College, Western Samoa, 1985
Diploma of Ministry, Knox Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1985
Bachelor of Theology Degree, University of Otago, 1985
Ordained Te Puke BPP 13.2.1986.
Certificate of Whanau Development, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Whakatane, 1991
St Stephens Ponsonby AP 18.3.1993
St Paul’s Waiheke Island AP Feb 2001
Minister Emeritus Feb 2001
Master of International Communication Degree, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, 2002
Certificate of Adult Teaching, Bay of Plenty Institute of Technology, Tauranga, 2002
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 2002
Diploma for Graduates in Anthropology (Archaeology), University of Otago, Dunedin, 2012
HOLLIER, Rev David E.
Ch of Christ
Tawa Union Assoc WnP 1973
Tawa Union WnP Feb 1994
HOLLIES, Una Kathleen (Sr Kathleen) Mrs G. Bevan
h. George Bevan b. (?) m.20.10.1951
Te Teko Assist 1.4.1941
Ord Deac Te Teko 26.9.1945
Opotiki 1946 - language stud
Waiohau 1.11.1948 res 30.9.1951
“She served at a time when conditions were extremely primitive and the mission
stations isolated from the outside world, often being without telephone or radio
and the only transport was by horse or bicycle. Sister Kathleen was hard working,
always cheerful and was much respected and loved by all she came into contact with.
She was totally committed to the work of the Maori Mission.” (from Obit.)
HOLLISTER-JONES, Sr. Anne Jane (Mrs AJ Anderson)
b 13.2.1923 at Ruthven, Wales, UK
h Robert Stewart Anderson b 29.12.1915 m 20.5.1967 (Divorced)
Deaconess College 1959-60 (emergency course)
Ordained Deaconess PSSA Hostel, Arasaig Wellington 4.5.1962 - resigned 31.1.1963
Knox Church Lower Hutt WnP 30.1.1964 - resigned 20.5.1967 to marry Rev R.S. Anderson.
“St Peters was [from 1939] greatly blessed by Anne’s tireless contribution. Anne was a
Sunday School teacher, a Bible Class leader, secretary of the Bay of Plenty Easter Camp
Committee, a music teacher and involved in the church choir and other music
activities. After graduation as a Deaconess, she worked in a parish associated with the
Strongman Coal Mine at Greymouth before being appointed Matron of a Presbyterian
Social Services Hostel for Young Women in Wellington. Anne then became Deaconess
and Parish Assistant at Knox Church in Lower Hutt. This included Scripture teaching at
St Oran’s College, Lower Hutt.
“My interest was in people and places. I set out to train myself to accept, understand and
love people from all walks of life…”
In 1972 one of the highlights for Anne was visiting India where Catherine [her Sister] had
been since 1953. Anne had been Catherine’s great supporter back home doing all she could
to foster interest in what Catherine was doing.
In the early 1990’s, Anne came back to Tauranga where she once again enjoyed the rich
fellowship of her sisters. Anne once again involved herself in the life of St Peter’s and the
Bethlehem Community Church where she was much loved. She was a much appreciated
parish visitor and latterly president of the Association of Presbyterian Women at St Peter’s.”
(From Memorial Minute - edited)
“Don’t ever stop believing that your life doesn’t make a difference”.
Died 24 March 2006
Sister of Rev CA Hollister-Jones
HOLLISTER-JONES, Rev Catherine Adelaide QSM
b 9.8.1919 North Wales
Educated in at Tokaora, Turuturu, both near Hawera.
Left school aged 13 or 14 and worked on family farm. Her family migrated to Tauranga 1939
Deaconess College 1948-50
Deaconess Tamaki Ak 12.1950 (under Home Ministry Committee)
Ordained Deaconess 30.5.1951
Missionary India - Dedicated at St Peter’s Church Tauranga 18.2.1953
Sailed for India 4.3.1953
“Own Missionary” of St Peter’s Church, Tauranga.
Appt. Headmistress & Chaplain of Henderson Memorial Girls’ School at Kharar 1953
(to replace Miss V Sutherland)
Left NZ 4.3.1953
Later set up the Jubilee School in Kharar to provide a solid Christian based education
from junior right up to senior level. Started with 6 students, and within 10 years she had more
then 800 students.
Retired early 1988 after 35 years in India; returned to NZ where she lived independently in
Tauranga until her health began to decline a week before her death.
Ordained a Minister of the Presb. Church of NZ 11.3.1976
Minister Emeritus Jun 1986
Queen's Service Medal for her commitment to public service 1991
Died 23 February 2014 aged 94 years
Sister of Sr AJ Hollister-Jones
HOLLOWAY, Rev William H.
He came to NZ from NSW in 1902 - joined HM staff in Auckland district.
HM Hikurangi NP 1909
Hokianga-Okaihau NP 1914, Ord HM 1914
Marua, Whakapara 1915
lic authorized 26.11.1919; his ordination to full status was given in recognition of his
faithful work as HM and his success in raising a large sum for the HM Fund.
Ord Minister at Whakapara NP 7.1.1920
Kaurihohore NP 11.10.1922
Taneatua BPP 7.4.1926
‘He did yeoman service in helping to collect a large sum for Home Mission Service in 1920.’
Died 29.11.1929 Taneatua, in office
HOLMES, Mr G.
HM Waimate Outfields SCP 1914
HOLMES, Rev James
He was trained at Hackney Coll London; he served in the Cong Ch Min in Eng for several
yrs. Came to NZ & spent some yrs in business in Hawkes Bay, & was preaching contin-
ually for our Chs in that area. Finally he was recd as Min by Ass 27.11.1923.
Upper Hutt WnP supply 1922; app23.4.1923; Ind 29.4.1924;
It was a Ch Ex charge & it was raised to a fully sanctioned charge during his ministry. He
did wonderful work among the inmates of Wi Tako Prison, & won unstinted praise of state officials.
HOLMES, Miss Lesley
National Youth Co-ordinator with PD&M Wn, res 30.6.1988 ill-health.
HONATAPU, Miss Ada
Maori Miss - Turakina Maori Girls Coll; she was Dux of the Coll in 1920.
Turakina M G Coll - app to staff 1921, until she died.
HONDERS, Rev Bernard Anthonie B.A.
b 4.4.1925; w Jennifer Margaret m 15.1.1955
Ord Bulls WgP 28.1.1958
Sumner ChP 28.8.1963 res 5.2.1968; res fr min 14.7.1970
HONORÉ, Rev Abraham
b 1818 Fredericia, Jutland, Denmark
He was of French-Huegenot extraction. At age 22 he offered his services to North German Mission
Society and was accepted. He had been brought up on a farm with the result that his education
was inadequate; he was therefore sent to a seminary in Hamburg for two years. In 1843 the attention
and interest of the Society was drawn to the Maori race, when a German whaler returned to Bremen
with a Maori youth as a member of the crew. Following study and consideration the Society sent the
Rev Wohlers out to establish a Mission in the South Island of New Zealand. After the Rev Wohlers had
been at Ruapuke for four years, the Bremen Society sent out Mr Honoré to assist him.
He sailed in the ‘Blundell’ in 1848. For some twenty years they worked together, on farms by day, and on
Sundays preached to the Maoris.
Stewart Island 1855
Jacobs River 1859
At the request of the Bremen Society Mr Honoré was ordained by Southland Presbytery on 24 March 1869.
Honore felt that the population of Maori in the South Island was declining steadily, and too few
remained there to warrant the activity of the Mission there. He went to the North Island to the
Rangitikei area where there was a larger Maori population, and also he was nearer his own sons.
He worked here without financial support from the New Zealand Presbyterian Church; he was supported by the
assistance of his friends and a grant of $100 annually from the Bremen Society. It was reported to
the General Assembly in 1874 that a number of congregations had held a collection to assist him and
his work. It was urged that as a man ordained by the NZ Presb. Church he should also be supported
by them. At that time the Assembly was not prepared to go further than to invite all congregations
to hold a collection towards his support. Finally in 1881 his name was entered on the roll of our
Church as one of our Missionaries, for whom the Church took financial responsibility.
Being a Dane he sometimes conducted services in Danish for Danish settlers in New Zealand. He worked in
the Rangitikei, Turakina, and Wangaehu districts, and later also in Manawatu and Horowhenua districts.
Died July 1894
The collected letters of the Rev. Abraham Honoré and Elisabeth Honoré compiled by Ralph Dearlove,
published January 2014.
HOOD, Rev Robert
He was a Probationer of the Church of Scotland, Presbytery of Dunbar, Scotland;
Hhe joined those who ‘came out’ in the Disruption of 1843;
Arrived in Dunedin in 1852; was associated with Presbytery of Otago at its 1st meeting on 17.6.1854;
Member of 1st Session of Knox Church Dunedin; later he helped to found Kaikorai Church.
He died without ever having been inducted to a parish,
‘A sympathetic, guileless man of holy life who did a great deal in the days of the early settlement to
establish religious ordinances throughout Otago.’
Died March 1871
HOOKER, Rev Keith James M.A., B.D., A.C.A.
Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1981
Ordained St Peters, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, 15 December 1981
Lodged Certificate, Bay of Plenty, 15 July 2007
Stated Supply, Mt Eden-Greyfriars
Other Recognised Minister, Northern Presbytery
Minister, Calvin, Gore, July 2013
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