Register of New Zealand
Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
Paviour-Smith to Poi Poi
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PAVIOUR-SMITH, Mrs J.
Turakina Maori Girls Coll Acting Principal for 6 mths while
Principal on trip to UK 1939
PEACH, Miss Elizabeth
Overseas Worker - Austria 1984
PEACOCK, Sr Doris Elaine B.P.E.,B.R.E.
fr United Ch of Canada; Deac on leave for 2-3 yrs to work in NZ.
Chr Educ Dept, Ind 15.3.1968 (app 1.2.1968)
res 31.1.1971 & returned to Canada.
PEAK, Mr H.T.
HM Matamata WkP 1907
PEARCE, Miss E.
Jagadhri Hosp India 1980
PEARCE, Miss Edith Christina
b. Waihi 13 Sept 1913
Educated at Te Puke High School and then one years correspondence course.
Holds a University Entrance certificate.
Trained in bookeeping, taking a professional Accountancy course in 1945.
A member of Mt Maunganui Presb. Church since 1939, leading Sunday School & Bible Class.
Did voluntary work at the Masha’l Press Punjab India from 1 Dec 1961 to Apr 1962.
Appointed to New Hebrides to relieve Miss A Riach at Onesua High School for short term.
Missionary - New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Dedicated at Mt Maunganui Church Nov 1963
On staff from 1 Nov 1963
Relieved as Teacher Onesua High School 1964
Secretary-Treasurer Onesua High School 1965
Returned to NZ 15 Dec 1970
Resigned and off staff from 15 Mar 1971
PEARCE, Mr William Walter George
w. Lily Elizabeth Findlay b.1914 m.4.7.1936 div. 26.6.1946
Formerly a Warehouseman and Steelworker; took a Webb Business Institute
Correspondence Course; previously a member of the Open Brethren Ellerslie
congregation. Has 9 years preaching experience as a layman with 5 years of
welfare work. Joined St David’s Presb. Church Auckland 1941.
Joined the PCNZ Home Missionary service 1.4.1940
Unordained HM Henderson (supply) 3 months
Belmont NSP (supply) 1941 - reported as assisting congregation by long terms of supply work.
Granted leave to serve with the Military forces during World War Two 11.1.1944
Resigned from the Home Missionary service 27.2.1945
Drowned at Piha Beach 3 January 1947
PEARSON, Rev. Dr. Clive Robert B.A.(Hons), B.D., Ph.D.(Cam.)
Theological Hall 1981-83
Ordained locum tenens First Church Dunedin DnP 1.12.1983 - resigned 4.8.1984
To Cambridge England for study.
St Ninians Riccarton Christchurch ChP 27.3.1988 - resigned 8.5.1994
Professor of Systematic Theology, Theological Hall Dunedin 12.7.1994
Lodged Certificate Jan 1997 – To Australia
PEARSON, Rev Rhys Allan B.Com., B.Th.
w Beverley Ann m 28 January 1967
Theological Hall 1975-1977
Ordained Scots Hamilton 15 December 1977
Khandallah WnP 23 May 1985
St Andrews Wanganui 24 January 1990
Moderator of Wanganui Presbytery 2001
Retired 8 September 2008, transfer to Bay of Plenty
PEARSON, Rev Roy
Ordained Global Missioner, Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu – Minister with full membership of the PCANZ 4 Dec 2004
St Andrew's Birkenhead / St Philips Birkdale, North Shore North Shore Presbytery 25 January 2007
Mt Maunganui St Andrew's Kaimai Presbytery 2010
Other Recognised Minister 2012
Other Recognised Minister 1 February 2012
PEAT, Mr Dennis
Tonga 1984 - helped with reconstruction after cyclone.
PEAT, Mr Harold
Somervell Mem Remuera AP stud prch 1908
Rep 1911: during his theol course he married (1911), & became HM (He broke
the rule forbidding theol studs to marry without permission of the Com,& thus
was not permitted to continue his theol studies).
HM Taihape WgP 1911 (last mention of his name)
PEAT, Rev J. Murray B.Mus.
Masterton St James Union WpP 2.1982
Maungaturoto NP .1.2.1989 res ll.1992
PEDERSEN, Rev Thorvald (Thor) Joshua B.A., L.Th.(Melb)
b 13.9.1917 at Palmerston North
w Mary Chalmers b 24.12.1917 m 8.12.1945
Born of Danish migrant parents who were part of the Lutheran community in the Manawatu.
Attended the Bible Training Institute Auckland then undertook work within the Greenland
From Congregational Church; received as Home Missionary on recommendation of Auckland
Presbytery 1948, one year to be taken in Theological Hall; he is urged to take BA.
HM Orakei AP 1948
Pine Hill DnP 1950
Theological Hall 1951 (concurrent with ministry at Pine Hill)
Ordained Hokitika WsP 11.12.1951
St Andrews Wanganui 1.8.1962
Island Bay WnP 20.2.1969 - retired 30.6.1980 due to ill-health.
“While his strongly held views could some times contribute to conflict, particularly with the
presbytery, his deep pastoral concern for those dealing with grief and tragedy was very
effective and appreciated. While in Wanganui Thor completed his BA degree. This was a
considerable achievement, given the limitations of his early education and the way in which
his studies had to compete with full-time work responsibilities.
Thor’s considerable expertise in the area of finance and building found an outlet in his
membership of the Beneficiary Fund committee from 1970 to 1979, the Church Property
Trustees 1973 to 1985, and as convener of the Finance and Property Committee of the
Wellington Presbytery. In this later capacity he spent many hours helping parishes. In
retirement Thor served for a period as Chaplain at a rest home and gained great
satisfaction from contributing to the development of the Ngatiawa campsite.” (From Obit.)
Died 5 Sept 2002 at Auckland.
PEDRO, Rev Nathan
Tokelau, Samoan, Tongan and European ancestry
w Elisapeta (Liz) Tepou, daughter of Rev Liu Tepou and Kailelei Tepou, Centre Manager for
Tokelau Early Childhood Centre, West Auckland
Sensed the call to ministry at a very young age, confirmed in early years in ministry.
Prophecy, early 1980s: "God would send me to the South Pacific, where God has much work for
me. It would be in the South Pacific that God would stretch me north, south, east and west."
United States Marine Corps for 20 years; United States Small Business; Te Taki Tokelau
Training and Development Inc., Hawaii
Confirmed that South Pacific was Aotearoa New Zealand, 2007
Bachelor in Theology, Laidlaw College, Henderson, Auckland, 2011
Intern, St Johns Papatoetoe
Diploma in Ministry, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dunedin, 2013
Inducted and ordained, Grey Lynn, 27 March 2014
Inducted Moderator Pacific Islands Synod, August 2014
PEHI, Mr K. & Mrs
Tumanako Maori Boys Hostel Ak, Master & Matron 1969
PEILL, Rev John LTh.
w Jean Eve m 6.2.1965
Theological Hall 1980-2
Ordained Manaia Union TkP 23.11.1982
St James Wanganui 18.2.1988
Hutt City Uniting Congregations WnP Aug 1997
PELLOW, Rev William Johnston B.A.,M.Div.(Princeton)
b 20.7.1903 Pukekohe;
w Doris Kathleen Potter b 19.6.1907 m 1.2.1939 d 5.1.1972
Theological Hall Dunedin 1927-29; in his final year in Hall, New Testament was
not sustained; he asked leave to take his final year of required study overseas;
granted and he went to Princeton USA.
Licensed by Presbytery of Saskatoon, Canada 28.9.1931
Ordained by Presbytery of Saskatoon 16.12.1931,
Served in two Presbyterian parishes in Saskatchewan; then returned to NZ.
Ind Onehunga AP 17.12.1936
Kelburn WEllington WnP 25.11.1941
First Curch Invercargill 13.2.1952
Seatoun Wellington WnP 5.2.1959 - retired 31.3.1970
PENDREIGH, Rev Erin
began life in Gisborne, lived in Wellington, Auckland, and Kaitaia
Business Analyst for a Bank
Batchelor of Theology, University of Otago - with a major in Christian Thought and History, 2012
Intern, St Johns Arrowtown, Wakatipu Community 2013
Diploma of Ministry, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, 2013-2014
Licensed Northern Presbyery, 1 December 2014
Ordained and Inducted into stated supply, Upper Clutha, Southern Presbytery, 1 February 2015
Minister, Upper Clutha Parish, Southern Presbytery, 1 February 2015
Mission Advisor, Synod of Otago and Southland, June 2015
Presbyterian Women delegate to United Nations Commssion on the Status of Women Conference, New York, March 2016
Transitional Coordinator, Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand, June 2016
Children's Programming, Event Management, introduced Bible in Schools to Outram School, Leadership with youth, New Zealand Netball Coaching Course: coach and umpire
PENDREIGH, Rev Robert (Rob)
Licensed Dunedin North Otago Presbytery, 18 November 2007
Ordained and Inducted Kaitaia Union Parish, Northland, 15 January 2008
Cromwell, Southern Presbytery, March 2010
Inducted minister, St. Andrew's, Balclutha Parish, Southern Presbytery, 8 March 2016
PENGELLY, Sr Aline Joan B.A.,B.R.E.,B.Ch.E.
Deaconess College 1950-2 - Ord Deac 21.12.1952 for position on Youth Staff
Youth Dept Staff 1.2.1953 - resigned 5.1957
World Council of Churches, Fraternal Worker, Bavaria, West Germany 1957-60
NZ National Council Churches Christchurch 1961
Christian Education Dept. 1964
Resigned from Pres Church 14.12.1971, and since then with the Anglican Church.
PENMAN, Mr John Hunter
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?) d.(?)
Sawmiller from Te Arai
Catechist 1874 to 1878 under Auckland Presbytery in the district of Mangawhai.
Also assited at Waipu during the absence of the Rev McRae who was visiting Scotland.
Paid for the timber for the church at Mangawhai.
After his deathn the sum of £11 was raised around the district for his widow and the
Presbytery of Auckland paid a grant of £10
Died 13 January 1879
PENNO, Rev Ralph Ernest B.A., Dip.Th.
w Margaret Ruth m 1 February 1964
Theological Hall, 1966-1968
Ordained Shannon, Manawatu Presbytery, 11 February 1970, resigned 4 February 1974
Director, Youth for Christ, Dunedin, 15 February 1974
Associate Minister, St Andrews, New Plymouth, 2 February 1984
St James, New Plymouth, 3 November 1987
St.Ninian’s Presbyterian Church, Blenheim Nelson Marlborough Presbytery, April 1996
Wairau Parish, Blenheim, Nelson Marlborough Presbytery, April 1996
Minister Emeritus, Nelson Marlborough Presbytery 31 December 2005
Transitional Ministries in Taranaki, Kaikoura, Hanmer, and Nelson
Nine-month ministry, Plains Presbyterian Parish: created following closure of Methven, Mayfield, and Rakaia Presbyterian Parishes, established 1 May 2015
PENNY, Rev Victor George Marcus
An elder for many years at Mt Eden Auckland;
Offered himself for Home Missions service when in his 50s.
HM Milburn-Waihola ClP 1957, Ord HM 1958; raised to full Ministerial status 1962
Strath Taieri (Middlemarch) 30.5.1963 - retired 1968 due to ill-health
Died 24.9.1970 at Dunedin.
PERE, Rev Ta Upu Upu L.Th.; M.B.E.
w Ngakai Tiananga (of Aitutaki) b 30.3.1918 m 17.7.1937
A School Teacher, Baker, Fisherman, Planter, Composer, Choir Master and
Takamoa Theological College, Cook Islands 1946-51
Mt Eden Congregational Theological College, Mt Eden, Auckland 1952-53
Matavera Ekalasei, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 1954-55
Mangaia, Southern Cook Island (6 months only) 1956
Selly Oak Theological College, Birmingham, England 1957-58
Lecturer, Takamoa Theological College – established the Christian Youth
Development programme around the Cook Islands.
Pacific Islanders [Congregational] Church (PIC) Newtown WnP 1964-1978
Entered PCNZ with Congregational Church at the 1969 General Assembly.
Pacific Islanders Church Newtown WnP 1970 to 1978
St Lukes Tokoroa WkP 18.8.1978 - retired 31.1.1985
“Regularly visited and gave pastoral care to the Cook Islands people in
Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and the Bluff. As well as those Cook Island
families in the Porirua, the Hutt Valley, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay. Made
regular home visits to Cook island families all over Wellington who were not
members of the Newtown Parish, or those who were bereaved, ill, or having
family problems. An enthusiastic supporter of children’s and youth work, also
composing special hymns. Introduced the concept of having gender balance in
the power structure of the church with the elction of female deacons. (From Obit.)
Awarded the M.B.E. 31 Dec 1985 for services to the Pacific communities of NZ.”
Died 2 Sept 2002
PERKINS, Rev Charles Ernest
b. 24.5.1885 England
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?) d.(?)
The son of a Congregational Minister in England; had been studying at New
College, Worthing, Sussex in England when his health broke down (?). He
came to NZ as a young man and worked (as an Ironmonger?) in a hardware
business New Plymouth.
Joined the Home Missionary service 1915, did not take the HM course but did
undertake special studies under the Rev HB Gray prior to Ordination as a HM.
HM Waitara TkP 1916, Ord HM May 1917
Inglewood TkP 1920
Manurewa SAP 1924
Henderson AP 1927
St Heliers-Kohimarama AP 1930
Belmont NSP 1937
Roseneath WnP 1940 - raised to full Ministerial status 1946
Called to Roseneath 1.1.1947
Ind Roseneath WnP 27.2.1947 - retired 28.2.1951
Missionary - India
Matron of Womens Dispensary & Child Welfare Centre,
Jagadhri India 1922 - resigned 1923.
PERRY, Mr Cecil John & Mrs Mary A Perry
b. Te Awamutu
w. Mary Avery Phipps b. Otorohanga m (?)
Educated at Te Awamutu College. Worked as a Farmer from 1950 to 1955;
in Engineering 1953 to 1955; Garage work 1955 to 1957; and as a Post Office
Supervisor from 1957 to 1973.
Missionary - Papua New Guinea
Rabaul Papua New Guinea – appointed Business Manager for New Guinea Islands Region 1973
On staff from 23 Mar 1973.
Left Auckland by air 24 Apr 1973
Returned to NZ by on the SS Marconi, 22 Nov 1975
PERRY, Rev Edward Ovenden
Born Somersetshire England; Free Methodist Church; Ordained 1874; applied and was received by
Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 18 February 1895
While still a young man he entered the Free Methodist Ministry. After serving in
circuits in various parishes of England, he came to NZ in 1880. He was received 1895; he
worked first as an itinerant minister in North Auckland. He rendered outstanding service and
laid the foundation for much of the work in North Auckland ever since.
North Auckland, itinerant work based at Avondale and Remuera 1895;
Given seat in Auckland Presbytery 17 November 1902
Motu Hawkes Bay Presbytery 1916
Takapau Hawekes Bay Presbytery (new charge) 1916
Minister Emeritus Epsom c 1921
'A man of sturdy faith, an earnest preacher, & an energetic & uncomplaining
worker when conditions were exceedingly difficult.'
Died 5 July 1935 Auckland, aged 87
PERRY, Mr Hugh ANZPPA
PCNZ Publicity Studio – Photographer c.1973
A successful exhibitor and judge for the NZ Photographic Society.
PERRY, Rev Hugh G
Parklands Co-Op Church (Mission Appointment) Christchurch Presbytery
St Stephen’s Presb. Church, Hamilton South Waikato Presbytery March 2002
St Alban's Uniting Parish, Christchurch Presbytery 1 May 2008
PERRY, Rev John Irving
w Eva Catherine Foulkes b 4.10.1923 m 5.6.1948 d 15.5.1978 (see below)
He was brought up on a farm in Kaikohe district. Studied at Auckland University
with the aim of entering the ministry. Unable to reach the required standard, he
joined the Home Missions service 1.2.1948
HM Titoki NP 1948
Tokoroa WkP 1951
Waitati DnP 1956
Theological Hall 1957-59
Ord Plimmerton WnP 2.1960; raised to full Ministerial status by Assembly 1962
and parish raised to full charge.
Inducted to Plimmerton WnP 24.2.1963
PSSA Chaplain, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton 26.11.1970
Died 15.5.1978 in traffic accident together with his wife.
PERRY, Sir David Norman Kt., M.B.E.
b 25.7.1914 Gisborne
w Phyllis b 1913 China (parents were Missionaries in China) m.(?) d.(?) – predeceased h.
(Phyllis trained as a teacher at Auckland Teachers Training College; a music
teacher and organist; also involved with her husband in Maori work).
Secretary and Assistant to Sir Apirana Ngata and a member of the Tribal Work Party 1938-50
Nominated as member of 28th NZ Maori Battalion 1941-44, being the only non-Maori in the
Battalion. Served as a YMCA officer at the Battalion’s request. Seriously wounded and
returned from Italy in 1944.
Lived much of his life in Opotiki where he started a garment manufacturing factory to
employ and train Maori.
Member of the Inaugural Team of three, under Maori Social Economic Advancement
Act, in Head Office 1945-46, Director Bay of Plenty 1947-55.
Whakatohea Maori Trust Board, Executive Secretary 1962-64, Advisor1965 –
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of NZ General Assembly 1964
Director of the PCNZ New Life Movement 1955-70
Member of the International Laity Committee of the World Council of Churches 1955-58
Leader of Ecumenical Church Vietnam Peace Mission. In association with the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (supported by the Prime Minister & Secretary of Foreign Affairs), initiated
peace talks between Buddhists and Christians in North Vietnam, SouthVietnam 1965
East Coast Development Council, Chairman 1970-80, member 1980- ;
Member Ministerial Committee on Violence 1986-87
Member Maori Delegation to China (Mainland) 1984;
Trustee Rewi Alley Shandan School 1984- ;
Trustee/Organizer Mahi Tahi College, Asian-NZ students 1987.
Member of the Roper Commission on prison reform
Helped establish and continued to be heavily involved in Mahi Tahi, a trust working to reclaim
Maori prisoners by linking them to their indigenous traditions, now offering tikanga Maori
programmes in prisons.
Knighthood awarded for services to the community and the Maori people 1977;
MBE awarded 1965 and Knighted in 1977 for his services to the community and Maori people.
“One of the most significant and recognised lay leaders in the history of the Presbyterian Church
of Aotearoa New Zealand.he was deeply involved in the Maori Synod, the New Life Movement
1955-1970, elected third lay Moderator of the General Assembly in 1964, and was a driving
force in Mahi Tahi, a trust profiled in the church.
Personally, Sir Norman was an enthusiastic and humble man. He generated ideas and worked at
enlisting people to make them happen.”
(From Memorial Minute)
Died 20 Aug 2006, aged 92 years. Laid to rest at Whitianga.
PERRY, Rev Stewart Warren E.D., B.A.
w Olga Elizabeth b 23.3.1921 m 19.5.1945
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1950-52
Licensed as Probationer by Presbytery of Auckland 19.11.1952
Ordained Tirau-Putaruru WkP 9.12.1952
Tokoroa WkP 17.5.1956 - resigned 16.11.1959
Chaplain Army Waiouru 11.1959 - resigned 1.11.1962
Marton WgP 15.11.1962 - resigned 15.12.1966 to take appointment with Boys Brigade 31.1.1967
Taihape WgP 16.12.1975 - retired 31.12.1977
Minister Emeritus Feb 1978
Moved to Australia 1995
died 12 January 2010
PERRY, Mr W.A.
HM Blackball WsP 1910
PETAIA, Rev Etinaporo Pepe (Eti)
b 7.3.1942; w Ailaomalevlu (Ailao) m 7.7.1968
Ord Assist St Andrews-St Davids Wanganui 15.9.1983 res 31.3.1985
'It took a long time for Rev Eti Petaia to become a Min of the Gospel. He had
begun his training at Malua Coll in Samoa in early 1960s & was close to
graduating when both his parents died within a short time. Being the eldest Eti
assumed responsibility for the education & upbringing of his sisters & brothers.
In time he came to NZ, worked at several interesting jobs, married Ailoa &
raised a family of one son & two daughters Greatly interested in sport, he
played senior rugby in Ak, & later took up golf, & his drives became legendary.
There was also full commitment to his Ch.
Once his brothers & sisters were established Eti felt he could resume his
training for the min & went to Hall. He was laid low by a stroke a week before
Christmas 1984; It was serious enough to prevent a return to the min. Eti's min
was brief, but significant & important; it demonstrated the real need for a
resident Samoan min. .... Nor will be forgotten Eti's broad beaming smile,
which was the main channel of communication during the year of his illness.'
PETAIA, Rev Ene Rupelake
w Joan m 1.3.1967
Theological Hall 1980-2; 1985-6
Ordained Assistant Minister St Andrews-St Davids Wanganui 12.2.1987
Pacific Islands Church Wanganui SS 22.10.1988, Inducted 12.12.1989
(Jointly) on Special Committee on [Constitution for] the Pacific Islanders’ Synod
Minister Emeritus AP Feb 2003
PETERSON, Rev Mary
Ordained Local Ordained Ministry, Mercury Bay Co-Operating, Parish Waikato Presbytery, 16 October 2005 - 12 year ministry
Moved from home in Tairua to Presbyterian Manse, 2007
Member, Kaimai Presbytery, 31 August 2015
Part-time contract (Methodist) in new housing communities, Christchurch, September 2015
Resource Minister, Trinity Parish, Whangamata, Pauanui, and Tairua Churches, September 2015
Chaplain and life member of Returned Services Association
PETERSON, Mr N. & Mrs
Overseas Workers - serving with Overseas Miss Fellowship in Nth Thailand
& Laos 1973
PETTERSEN, Rev Rob
From New Plymouth
Attended Baptist Church for 10 years where he came to faith, felt the call to full-time ministry
Theological degree, Auckland 2001-2003
Ordained 2012 Blockhouse Bay-Iona December 2012
PETTIGREW, Mrs L.G.
Maori Miss - Hon Miss
PETTIGROVE, Rev Glenn
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Received 5 July 2012
Member, Northern Presbytery, 14 September 2012
PFANKUCH, Rev L.
Upper Waitaki Chaplaincy SCP 1975
PHAIRN, Mary Brown (Sr Molly) Mrs J.M. Johnston
b 15.10.1904 Lanarkshire, Scotland
h. Mr Johnson b.(?) m.1939 – a Secondary School Teacher who served in the
Middle East during the Second World War and spent time as a Prisoner of War.
Returned to NZ in indifferent health. Died in the 1950’s after a long illness.
Sr Molly arrived in NZ on her 5th birthday. Trained as a Teacher in Auckland
and taught in the Cambridge area but her heart was already set on mission work
among the Maori people.
Ruatahuna Native School 1924 - nobly assisted when Sr Annie Henry was laid aside.
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute. Dunedin 1926-28
Ordained Deaconess under the Maori Mission 1 March 1929
Huiarau School, Ruatahuna 23.5.1929
Ruatahuna 1.7.1939 - temporary to assistant Sr Annie Henry,
Res 23.10.1939 to take up other service.
Matron of Maori Girls Hostel in Ponsonby 1957-58
Relieved the Rev Hemi Potatau at Taumarunui in 1959
Trained as a Librarian at Ardmore Teachers College, becoming the first Librarian
at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, later at the Parnell Library.
“Rarauwhe-Mary was ever a teacher, a pastor and fervent evangelist among the
people who in the main were followers of the Prophet Rua with his development
of the Ringatu faith.
Aware of her imperfections, she always moved forward in her faith. During these
years she wrote to a friend; ‘When ordained I took the oath to work wherever I
was sent and I willingly obeyed and worked hard for Christ’s sake. I love my
Lord and Saviours. He belongs to me and I to him. He bought me once for all
on Calvary’s Cross.” (from Obit.)
Died 5 Dec 1997
PHELAN, Rev Ruth Sandiford
Minister, St Paul's Taumarunui, Waikato Presbytery, 3 February 2007
PHILIP, Rev William Hill
w. (?) m (?) d. (?)
From the Free Church of Scotland;
Served in Falkland Islands for 8 years
Sent to New Zealand by the Free Church Colonial Committee after an earnest request
for men from the Church Extension Committee of the NZ Presbyterian Church General
Arrived New Zealand June 1893
Ind Pahiatua MnP 25.9.1893 - long distances to ride on rough roads and many
services to take.
Manaia TkP 16.3.1898 - resigned 11.1905
Rep 1905: The heavy work load has led to a breakdown in health, and he resigned 1905;
Clerk of Taranaki Presbytery
PHILLIPS, Rev Douglas McKay L.Th.
w Cynthia Alice m 1 February 1964
Theological Hall 1974-1976
Ordained Mt Maunganui Bay of Plenty Presbytery 3 February 1977
Waiuku South Auckland Presbytery 9 December 1983
Minister Emeritus 29 April 1993
died August 2014
PHILLIPS, Miss G.
Junior Assist Kawerau School 16.3.1955
PHILLIPS, Rev Harold Justin
b 22.4.1924 Gisborne
w Judith Ann nee Jackson m 23.11.1963.
Justin went to Massey Univ to do Agriculture, aiming at Dip Agr, but this was
interrupted by WW2 & never completed. He was in the Army & on final leave
when WW2 ended. He then did shepherding around the Nth Is. After his
mother died he joined a Cub Pack at the age of 8 & was involved in scouting
for the rest of his life in various capacities, with only brief breaks. In 1957 he
went to the World 50th Jamboree in England.
In 1959 Justin entered the Cong Coll in Ak under the Rev Howell Nicholas.
Finishing his study towards the end of 1963, he married, & was ord & ind to
the Onehunga Cong Ch on 28.1.1964. After 3 yrs he went to Waihao Downs
SCP as stated supply & applied to be recd into the min of PCNZ. The 1968
Ass recd him subject to his having 1 yr study in Hall, which he did in 1969.
He res in1972 & the family moved to run a country store at Maungakaramea,
which is SE from Whangarei. In 1975 he returned to the min & was inducted
to Sth Clutha. (fr Obit)
Cong Min - Ord 1964
Waihao Downs SCP SS 2.2.1967
Recd by Ass 1968 subject to doing 1 yr in Hall.
Akaroa ChP SS 16.11.1969, Ind 1.4.1971 res 12.11.1972
Sth Clutha ClP 31.7.1975
Waipawa Co-op HBP 11.2.1982 ret 31.1.1987
PHILLIPS, Rev Harry
From the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America.
St Mathew’s Co-operating Parish, Brooklyn, Wellington (Stated Supply) WgP 2003
PHILLIPS, Miss Mary
b. circa 1855
Previously Charge Nurse at Auckland Hospital
Missionary Nurse - New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Ambrim Hospital - appointed 1895, sailed 4.1896
Asked to resign after 18 months service due to gross negligence October 1897
PHILLIPPS, Rev Thomas David (Tom)
b 19.10.1929 Dunedin
w Elizabeth Margaret m 17 March 1956 d. 2 November 2013 at Timaru
Educated in Dunedin & New Plymouth. Initially trained with the Ministry
of Works in Wellington as an engineering draughtsman, shifting to the Roxburgh
Hydro for 2 years in the engineering Dept, before returning to Wellington. While
studying he felt the Call to the ministry. His home Church then was St Andrews
Invercargill, where he was an elder and Sunday School Superintendant. After a
year at Otago University he entered the Theological Hall.
Theological Hall 1964-66
Ord Mt Ida COP 5 January 1967
Knox Invercargill SP 18 May 1972
Rakaia AsP 31 January 1980 - retired 31 October 1985
His first parish was at Mt Ida where he was involved with inter-Church and youth
activities. He was a representative on the PSSA, and involved in planning for the
Ranui Home, Alexandra. He was a keen historian and wrote the booklet for the
Rakaia Centennial. He became a member of the Paraclete Trust Executive, formed
a Chapter of the Order of St Luke, helped establish the Ashburton District Christian
Youth Council. A heart attack followed by a stroke forced his early retirement
in 1985. (from Obit.).
Died 4 December 1990
PHILLIPS, Rev Thomas (Tom) E.M.
Theological Hall 1991-93
Tapanui MtP 21.11.1993
Moderator of Mataura Presbytery 2001 to 2002
Senior Minister First Presbyterian Church Papakura & Districts SAP 11 April 2002
PHILLIPS, Rev Wilfred George Herbert
b. 28.6.1896, Scotland.
w.(?) b.(?) m. 7.4.1931 d.(?)
Formerly a Blacksmith. Spent one year at the Bible Training Institute Auckland.
In charge of the East Street Interdenominational Mission Auckland for one year.
He hoped to go to India but was rejected on account of malarial fever.
Joined the Home Missionary service 3.4.1928, took the HM course.
HM Whakapara NP 3.4.1928, Ord HM 10.7.1930
Kati Kati BPP 1930 - resigned 30.9.1936
Went back to Scotland for visit 1.10.1936, returned to NZ May 1938.
Rejoined HM service 1.2.1941
Resigned HM service again 5.9.1941
PHIN, Mr Peter Kenneth
Served apprenticeship in Carpentry and received NZ Trades Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery.
Member of Knox Church Gisborne since 1952
Artisan Missionary - New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Appointed as Carpenter to New Hebrides 24 March 1957
Left NZ by air 5 Apr 1957
Built Matron's House Onesua then Cottage Hospital Epi.
Returned to NZ by air 14 Dec 1958
Rep 1971: to rebuild Onesua High School - supplies organized by I.F. McKenzie, Howick.
PIERCE, Rev Eric David Dip.Ag., B.A., B.Th.
w Suzanne Findlay m 11.3.1972
Theological Hall 1972-4
Ordained Kurow NOP 5.8.1976 - resigned 30.6.1980 and withdrew
Chaplain Templeton Hospital Christchurch 27.11.1991
PIERCE, Rev Ivan George B.A.
w Faye m 7.4.1962
Theological Hall 1959-61
Ordained Makarewa SP 22.8.1963
Associate Minister St Marks Christchurch 1.8.1968
Hospital Chaplain - Middlemore Auckland 1.7.1976 - resigned 3.2.1985 and withdrew.
Southbridge ChP part-time 25.10.1990 & Chaplain Presbyterian Support Services Christchurch l.l0.l990
Minister Emeritus Mar 2000
PIERCE, Rev Leonard (Len) James B.A., M.Div.(Union Va)
born in Ashburton.
w Marjorie Ann m 19 May 1974
Both primary and secondary education in Ashburton, Ashburton High School.
Dunedin Teachers College 1958-1959; Primary Teacher's Certificate 1960
Taught primary school, 1960-1964, at Ashburton Borough School at the same time actively involved as youth leader in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Began lay preaching 1964.
Accepted as candidate for the ministry, 1964, under care of Ashburton Presbytery.
Unversity of Canterbury, 1965-1967, graduated B.A. Major: English.
During University years was a lay preacher in the Christchurch area; for two years a Housemaster at St. Andrew's College.
Student at Union Theological Seminary, USA, July 1968 to June 1972; Theological Hall for training ministers for the Presbyterian Church U.S.
Summer of 1968-1969: worked on the staff of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, running a daycamp for ghetto children.
Summer of 1969-1970: Clinical Pastoral Education programme at Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.
12 Months in 1970-1971: Internship as Assistant Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Lenoir, North Carolina. Sole charge for six months after senior colleage called to San Antonio, Texas.
1972: Senior year at Union Theological Hall Seminary; President of the Senior Class; Graduated Master of Divinity
Ordained Assistant, Knox Church, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, 28 September 1972
St Stephens Bryndwr, Christchurch, Christchurch Presbytery, 5 December 1974
Parish Development and Mission Consultant, Christchurch, 8 August 1985
St Albans, Christchurch, Christchurch Presbytery, 12 October 1988.
Moderator of Christchurch Presbytery, August 2000 to August 2001
Knox, Christchurch (stated supply), Christchurch Presbytery, March 2002
Minister Emeritus, Christchurch Presbytery, 2004
PIH, Dr Kathleen (Kay) Anuei (Pih Zhen-Wah) M.B., Ch.B., D.O.M.S. (Mrs Chang)
b. Antung, China 10.6.1902
h. Professor KS (Francis) Chang b. (?) m 15.8.1938 d. (?) Predeceased her.
Her Father taught Chinese to the China Inland Missionaries at Antong.
Having suffered some ill health as a child Kathleen was fostered by Miss Margaret A Reid of the China
Inland Mission at Antong who then brought her to New Zealand while on furlough in 1908.
Miss Reid wrote to the New Zealand Governor General Lord Plunkett for permission to allow Kathleen to
enter and stay in New Zealand.
Christened at St Andrew's Dunedin in 1915 by the Rev Rutherford Waddell upon her Confession of Faith.
Educated at Waimate Primary School, Otago Girls’ High School and Otago University.
Graduated B.B., Ch. B., in 1929. The first Chinese graduate of the Otago Medical School.
Lived at Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute in Dunedin during 1924.
In 1928 the Governor General, Sir Charles Ferguson, gave special permission for her to become a naturalised
New Zealander, one of only two Chinese Nationals to be given this status between 1904 and 1951.
Rep 1930: She has completed her medical course and is House Surgeon at Oamaru Hospital (1 year term)
Ordained as Missionary to China by Dr Rutherford Waddell at Knox Church Dunedin 8.9.1930 (St
Andrews had also supported her financially during her medical training).
“Own Missionary” of the Presbyterian Young Women’s Bible Class Union
Sailed for China 12.9.1930
Kong Chuen Hospital, PCNZ South China Mission - appointed 1930, on a salary of £150 pa
'Her arrival at Canton was a unique event, the return to her own land, as a missionary, and the fact that
she is the first NZ trained woman doctor to go to our field.'
One years language study in Cantonese (her Mother tongue being Mandarin)
Rep 1933: She contracted enteric fever in May 1932, and was able to resume work 10.1932.
Post-graduate study London University 1935-37, taking a Post Graduate course in Opthalmology at
Moorfields Eye Hospital gaining her Diploma in Ophalmic Medicine and Surgery (DOMS) in Feb 1937.
(This degree conferred jointly between the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of
Surgeons of England)
She resigned 15 July 1938 and married Dr Francis Chang M.Sc.,Ph.D. of Shanghai at the Union Church,
Hong Kong on 15.8.1938, the marriage service being conducted by the Rev GH McNeur.
Off staff 31.7.1938
Both came to New Zealand in 1946, Dr Francis Chang lecturing in Anatomy at the Otago Medical School.
Returned to China in 1947, only to be caught up in the final battle for Shanghai by Communist forces.
Spent a year under Communist control before fleeing just one month before the border with Hong Kong
was closed, leaving all their possessions behind.
Joined the teaching staff of the University of Malaya in Singapore.
In 1955 Dr Francis Chang appointed Professior of Anatomy at Hong Kong University. Once again Kay
became a Medical Missionary, working without payment, with the Brethren Church which ran the Kwun
Tong Peace Clinic, administering to refugees from China, the homeless and the destitute.
Both came back to New Zealand after Dr Chang retired from the Hong Kong School of Anatomy in 1969.
Dr Kathleen Chang continued as an Honorary Medical Practitioner. Those who knew her, especially the
elderly, sought her opinion on health related matters.
Created and shared the Chinese garden they created in Sherwood Street, Otumoetai.
"She graced the lived of everyone who knew her".
Died February 1991 at Tauranga.
PILKINTON, Mr Barry Hearne
b. Pahiatua 20.2.1928;
w (1) Maureen June b 28.6.1931 m 13.8.1958 d 28.11.1985
w (2) Joy Plom m 13.8.1986
Artisan Missionary - New Hebrides (Vanuatu) - Carpenter
Appointed as temporary Carpenter 25 Aug 1952
Departed for New Hebrides 15 Sept 1952 - Onesua
Returned to NZ 13 Nov 1956.
Off Mission staff 31 Dec 1956
Re-appointed as Mission Carpenter 11 Dec 1960
Left for New Hebrides 23 Dec 1960
Rep 1962: after Onesua he moved to Tangoa; he did good work in his trade and in Christian witness.
Returned to NZ 8 Nov 1963
Appointed as Woodwork and Technical Instructor at Onesua High School New Hebrides 8 Oct 1963
Attended a course for woodwork instructors at Auckland Teachers College 1964. Study completed to
satisfaction of authorities.
Missionary training course at All Saints College Sydney Jan to Jun 1965.
Onesua, New Hebrides - returned 6.1965.
Overseas service ended 1973; resigned 31.8.1973 and withdrew.
Off staff 16 Sept 1973
“Barry spent his early years in Pahiatua and moved to Palmerston North with the Family when he
was 12. It was from there in 1952 that Barry went to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) as Master Carpenter,
of building teachers houses at Onesua and to complete Mission House on Lamenu Island. His expertise
was used in other areas of Vanuatu, as well as continuing buildings at Onesua till 1956 when he returned
to NZ to do Technical Training. He married June in 1958 and they returned to Vanuatu in 1961 as itinerant
carpenter. They became involved in setting up of Bible Colege atTangoa, South Santo, building of Vaemali
Hospital Epi, and returning to Onesua full time to finish school building. In 1964 he undertook technical
training at Auckland Teachers College. In 1965 both attended All Saints College Sydney and returned to
Onesua as Technical Assistant. Barry was appointed First Assistant at Onesua and became Acting
Head-master during a vacancy. Wherever he lived and worked he was regarded as a member of the family
and as an affectionate uncle by the younger members. He had the ability to get alongside people, to talk
with, listen to, and hear what they were saying. Barry and June stayed at Onesua till 1973 when they
returned for the health of the children. On his return it was said in Assembly report that Onesua had lost
a respected friend and adviser. His Christian service and example would not be forgotten by those he
came to help. Barry and June continued with their interest in Mission work each in their own way; Barry
was involved in the formation of the Council for Mission and Ecumenical Co-operation”. (From Obit)
PILKINTON, Rev Guy B.Min.
Inducted Waitara TkP Jan 1999
St Cuthbert's, Brown's Bay / Torbay Parish NSP Oct 2006
Son of Rev RH Pilkinton
PILKINTON, Rev Ross Hearne B.A.,B.D.
w Marcelle Elizabeth m 9.2.1963
Theological Hall 1962-64
Ordained Opunake TkP 4.2.1965 - resigned 31.12.1968 and withdrew.
Youth Worker to Scripture Union and Crusader Movements of NZ, Wellington 1.1.1969 - resigned 31.12.1976
Father of Rev G Pilkinton
PIMM, Rev David Wentworth
w Augusta Martine b 21.8.1925 m 28.9.1949
HM Granity WsP 1955
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1959-61
Ord Fortrose SP 21.12.1961
Opotiki BPP 19.1.1966
Ahuriri-Putorino HBP 3.2.1972 res 30.10.1978
Itinerating, Min Com HBP 1980
St Johns Palmerston Nth 4.2.1981
Minister Emeritus 31.1.1986
Resigned from the Presbyterioan Church of New Zealand 2003
PIMM, Rev Ian A. B.Th.(Hons)
wife: Lenda Ann Mauri, married 16 November 1980
Theological Hall 1987-1989
Licensed St Johns Opotiki, 6 January 1990
Ordained Tuatapere-Orepuki and Merrivale-Waiau, Yoked Parishes, Southland Presbytery, 27 January 1991
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay Presbytery, February 1997
(Renamed "St Andrew's Central Hawkes Bay Parish" in 2003)
Minister emeritus, 31 May 2016.
PINDAR, Rev William Hall M.A.,B.D.
w Lynne m 15.6.1963
Came to NZ as prob of United Pres Ch in USA, recd Ass 1965
Ord Assist Cambridge WkP 7.9.1965 res 30.9.1966 & returned to USA.
PINKER, Rev Jolin R.
Brooklyn Joint Parish Wn 6.1986, term completed 5.1988
PIRIE, Rev Hadyn Alexander M.Sc., B.D.
w Caroline Anne m 2.9.1961
Theological Hall 1956-8
Ordained Chaplain Scots College Wellington 26.10.1961
St Pauls Ashburton 2.2.1966
St Pauls Timaru 3.2.1972
Mornington Dunedin DnP 29.5.1986
Minister Emeritus 31.1.1998
PITTINDREIGH, Rev Ian
Received from the Church of Scotland and inducted to –
Flagstaff Union Parish, Dunedin DnP 13 Oct 2005
PLATT, Mr K.
Miss - New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Tangoa - artisan miss fr NZ, short term building at TTI Tangoa 1963
PLATT, Rev William Thomas
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?) d.(?)
From the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, arrived in NZ 1898
Ind St Peters Christchurch 6.7.1899 - resigned 27.3.1900 due to ill-health
In business at Opotiki for several years, 1903-14.
Whakatane Outfields appt. 1915
St Heliers AP Oct 1917 - resigned 1921 due to ill-health
St Heliers AP 1922 - reappointed to the HM service
West Tamaki-Panmure AP 1926 ret 1940
Died 22.7.1951 at Auckland, aged 83
POINGA, Rev Rongomaiwhiti (Ron) Wi Takerei
b 7.10.1922 at Papakai, Tongariro.
w Arihi Doreen b 22.11.1928 m 18.12.1945
Maori Theological College 1966 (preliminary year), 1967-70
Ord Heretaunga Maori HBP 22.1.1971
Waimana 5.2.1976 – resigned 31.3.1978 due to ill-health.
Moved to Whakatane in 1979 to be nearer to Hospital and medical facilities.
Died 1.6.1980 Whakatane
POI POI, Miss Sarah
Maori Miss - former pupil of Turakina Coll
Turakina Maori Girls Coll, junior teacher 1923 res 12.1925 to do nursing.
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